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Classic Remetika (Sunday, November 23, 2008, 7:30 p.m.)

We would like to invite you to the concert of the Greek Music Ensemble on Sunday, November 23, 2008, 7:30 p.m at Kresge Little Theater on MIT Campus, in Boston, MA. The Greek Music Ensembe will perform Classi Rebetika songs. Tickets are on sale for $20 and $12(for students). The event is co-organized by the MIT Hellenic Student Association and by the Greek Institute.

Semester Kickoff Party (Friday, October 24th, 2008)

We would like to invite you to celebrate alltogether the beginning of one more painful semester in MIT Friday, October 24th, 2008. Venue:To be announced

"Okhi Day" Celebration (Tuesday, October 28th, 2008)

We would like to invite you to the celeberation of the aniversary of the "Okhi Day" in Desfina Restaurant in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday, October 28th, 2008. We will celebrate this year's anniversary with traditional Greek food and a theme "glendi" with live music. More information coming soon! Please contact us if you are a musician or a singer and you would like to join our band.

MIT International Fest (Friday, 9/5/2008)

We would like to invite you to the MIT International Fest, which will take place tomorrow, September 5, 7-10pm, at Morss Hall. Please find attached the detailed announcement of the event.

HSA Welcome BBQ (Saturday, 9/6/2008)

We would like to invite you to join us in welcoming the new students with a "Welcome BBQ" at the Sidney-Pacific BBQ pits next Saturday, September 6th , between 2-5 pm. The BBQ pits are located at the courtyard of the building.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy the tastes of traditional souvlaki and tzatziki and at the same time meet old and new friends! Please, pass on this information to all new students that you know who might not be on the syllogos emailing list yet and inform them about Syllogos and its list. Also feel free to contact us if you want to give a hand with preparing the event, or you feel like grilling.

Election Results (Friday, 2/29/2008)

Results:

Kontopoulos - President (29)
Vytiniotis - Vice President (28)
Katsargyri - Secretary (26)
Simaiakis - Member (19)
Dimas - Member (18)
Zervantonakis - Treasurer (18)
Kounelaki - Member (10)

Total votes 32 (valid 31, invalid 1)

Best regards,

Despina Zymnis
Panayiotis Lemonidis
Ismini Papakirillou

General Assembly and Elections (Friday, 2/29/2008)

Dear friends,
As the end of another year for the HSA executive committee is fast approaching, we would like to let you know that the Annual General Meeting and our Elections are coming up on Friday, 29th February, at 6 pm, in room 4-237.

However, we would like to use this opportunity to welcome and encourage everyone to consider running for the coming year's executive committee. All students are welcome, both undergraduates and graduates! It is a great experience and a fabulous opportunity! Please feel free to contact any of the members of the executive committee if you are interested, to discuss any questions that you might have, especially, if you have no prior experience on the board and you would like to learn about the responsibilities and the various activities. We hope that many of you will consider this possibility!!

Nominations will take place on the day of the elections so you have plenty of time to consider this! Along with the event's details we will send out more details regarding the election process as well. In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us, or take a look at our constitution: http://web.mit.edu/hellenic/www/Constitution03.pdf.

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Constantinos Melachrinos
Secretary


Annual cutting of the traditional "vassilopita" cake (Thursday, 2/7/2008)

Dear friends,
We would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year and to invite you to the annual cutting of the traditional "vassilopita" cake on Thursday, February 7th at 7 pm in Lobdell Room of the Student Center (W20 - for directions see http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=W20&mapsearch=go). Join us at this first event of the new year to socialize with our fellow members, have fun in a festive and cozy atmosphere and see who is going to get the lucky coin.

To sum-up:
What: Traditional "vassilopita" cutting
When: Thursday, February 7th, 7 pm
Where: Lobdell Room, Student Center (W20)

We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

This is a GSC sponsored event.

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association Executive Committee,
Constantinos Melachrinos
Secretary


Semester Kickoff Party (Friday, 2/8/2008)

Dear friends,
We would like to invite you to our "Semester Kickoff Party", which is going to be held on Friday, February 8th at 11 pm in Caprice Restaurant and Lounge (upper floor), 275 Tremont St, Boston (for directions see http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rlz=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=caprice&near=Boston,+MA&fb=1&cid=0,0,3824776644872544829&sa=X&oi=local_result&resnum=1&ct=image) in cooperation with Global Entertainment. This is going to be a great opportunity to start the semester in a celebratory way, dance, and have fun in a relaxing environment.

To RSVP, please send an email to proedreio [at] mit [dot] edu with the names of the people and their universities by Wednesday, February 6th. There is no cover to enter.

To sum-up:
What: MIT Hellenic Students' Association Semester Kickoff Party
When: Friday, February 8th, 11 pm
Where: Caprice Restaurant and Lounge

We are expecting you all there.

On behalf of the executive council,
Constantinos Melachrinos
Secretary


Re-discover Greece: Technology - Innovation - Business (10/17/2007)

Dear friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to our event "Re-discover Greece: Technology - Innovation - Business", which we are coorganizing with the Hellenic Technology Clusters Initiative (HTCI) in lecture hall 32-123 of MIT, located at the Stata Center, 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, Massachusetts ( http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=32&mapsearch=go), at 6:30 pm, on Wednesday, October 17th. The aim of the event is to inform students about the HTCI goals and to shed light on the arising investment and career opportunities in Greece through an open discussion with distinguished academics, accomplished enterpreneurs and investors.

The welcome address is going to be given by Mr. L. Raptakis, Senator of Rhode Island State and Mr. C. Orphanides, Consul General of Greece in Boston. The key note speaker will be Dr. G. Hatsopoulos, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Thermo Electron Corporation and Chairman and CEO of Pharos, LLC in Waltham, Massachusetts.

HTCI is an endorsed activity under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Development that targets the establishment and development of competitive technology clusters in knowledge-intensive and export-oriented industrial segments. The clusters are comprised of Greek companies and are founded in sectors where Greece has the capacity to attain a worldwide competitive advantage in the near future.

The event program is the following:
6:30 pm: Registration - Refreshments
7:00 pm: Presentations
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Panel Discussion
8:30 pm: Cocktail

For more information, you can check our website http://web.mit.edu/hellenic/www/current-events.shtml or the HTCI website http://www.htci.gr. If you have any questions, please send an email to proedreio [at] mit [dot] edu.

On behalf of the executive council,
Apostolos Fertis
President


Forest Fire Victims Fundraiser Thank you (9/22/2007)

Dear friends,

We would like to thank you very cordially for your generous contribution to our fundraiser for the recent forest fire victims in Greece. Up to now, we collected $1,065 which we are going to send to the Committee for Helping the Fire Victims ("Tamio Arogis Pyroplikton").

We are planning to form a subcommittee in our association for this cause in order to collect more funds from the MIT and the greater Boston community and we would like to invite everyone who would like to help to join it. If you are interested in joining this subcommittee or you didn't have the chance to contribute up to now and would like to, please email the executive council at proedreio [at] mit [dot] edu.

On behalf of the executive council,
Apostolos Fertis


Welcome BBQ dedicated to fundraising for people suffering from the recent forest fires in Greece (9/14/2007)

Dear friends,

Welcome to MIT for the newcomers and welcome back for those of you who have already been to MIT! We hope everybody had a great summer vacation. You have our warmest wishes for the new academic year. We would like to invite you to join us in welcoming the new students with a "Welcome BBQ" at the Sidney-Pacific BBQ pits (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=NW86&mapsearch=go) next Friday, September 14th, between 6-8 pm. The BBQ pits are located at the courtyard of the building.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy the tastes of traditional souvlaki and tzatziki, prepared by your proedreio, and at the same time meet old and new friends! Please, pass on this information to all new students that you know who might not be on the syllogos emailing list yet and inform them about Syllogos and its list.

We are dedicating this BBQ in fundraising for the victims of the recent catastrophic forest fires in Greece. During the event, we are going to collect donations in cash, but there is an effort to initiate a campus wide fundraising. The funds are going to be directed to the account of the Committee for Helping the Fire Victims ("Logariasmos Arogis pyroplikton").

In summary:
What: Welcome BBQ dedicated to fundraising for the forest fire victims
Where: Sidney-Pacific BBQ pits
When: Friday, September 14th, 6 - 8 pm

Hope to see you all there!

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association Executive Committee,
Constantinos Melachrinos


Greek General Elections 2007 Results (9/16/2007)

Dear friends,

As you probably know, this Sunday, September 16th, the General Elections take place in Greece. We would like to invite you to join us on Sunday at 11:30 am EDT (EDT is the current time used in Boston) in 4-237 in order to view the results of the elections through the Greek TV channels (For directions: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=4&mapsearch=go). The results of the exit polls are going to be announced by the Greek TV at 12 pm EDT. Pizza and refreshments are going to be served.

Here is a summary of the event:

What: Greek General Elections results
When: Sunday, September 16th, 2007, 11:30 am EDT
Where: MIT room 4-237 (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=4&mapsearch=go)

We will be happy to see you there.

On behalf of the executive council,
Constantinos Melachrinos


Fundraiser for people suffering from recent forest fires in Greece (8/29/2007)

Dear friends,

We would like to express our sincere condolences and sympathy for the people who suffered from the recent catastrophic forest fires in Greece.

As you may know, in an attempt to help them heal their wounds, a fundraiser has been initiated.

The following account has been set up in Greece to help the victims:

Logariasmos Arogis Pyroplikton / Relief Account for Fire Victims:

IBAN GR 9801000230000002341103053
SWIFT/BIC: BNGRGRAA

Bank of Greece
Athens, Greece

Moreover, in order to make the contribution easier, we are going to set up an MIT Hellenic Students' Association fundraiser for those people. We are going to dedicate our "Welcome BBQ" on September 14th to this cause, but if you are interested to help earlier, you can email us at proedreio [at] mit [dot] edu.

On behalf of the executive council,
Apostolos Fertis


Syllogos in the Sidney-Pacific Cultural Festival (Sunday, 6/10/2007)

Dear friends,

Syllogos is participating in the Cultural Festival organized by the Sidney-Pacific Graduate Community and taking place this Sunday, June 10th between 1-4 pm. We will represent Greece by performing Greek traditional dances, showing pictures and photos from Greece and offering traditional Greek food. The event will take place at the Sidney-Pacific courtyard and Multipurpose room. You can find directions at http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=nw86&mapsearch=go. We will be more than happy to see you at the event and enjoy with us the dancing and the food. A poster for the event can be found at http://web.mit.edu/jameslee/www/Cultural%20Festival%20Poster.pdf.

As always, here is the executive summary for the event:
What: Sidney-Pacific Cultural Festival
Where: Sidney-Pacific courtyard and Multipurpose room
When: This Sunday, June 10th, between 1-4 pm

On behalf of the executive board,
Apostolos Fertis


Graduation BBQ (Friday, 6/8/2007)

Dear friends,

MIT's commencement is this Friday, June 8th. Syllogos would like to cordially congratulate the graduates and in order to honor them is organizing a graduation BBQ after the commencement ceremony, at 2 pm in the courtyard of Sidney-Pacific. You can find directions at http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=NW86&mapsearch=go. Everybody is welcome, especially the families of MIT graduates!

Here is the executive summary for the event:
What: Syllogos' Graduation BBQ
Where: Sidney-Pacific courtyard
When: This Friday, June 8th, at 2 pm

On behalf of the executive committee,
Apostolos Fertis


Change in the Executive Board (6/1/2007)

Dear friends,

We would like to inform you that Stavronikos Panagopoulos who is a member of our executive board is graduating and thus, leaving the executive board of our association. We would like to congratulate Stavronikos on his graduation, thank him for his important contribution to the HSA and wish him the best for his career and future life. The position was accepted by the A' substitute Nikolaos Kontopoulos. Our best wishes to Nikos for success in his new position in the HSA.

On behalf of the executive council,
Apostolos Fertis


International Fair 2007 (4/27/2007)

Dear friends,

This is a reminder that this year's International Fair will take place this Friday, April the 27th, from 10 to 4pm on Kresge Oval or Lobdell (rain location).

As always, HSA will have a Greek Dances performance, at 1:30 pm, and also serve Greek desserts throughout the event. We expect all of you on Friday to taste the delicious Greek desserts, watch the dancing performances, and enjoy the rest of the IFair.

You can see some pictures of the IFair and the dancing performances from some previous years at our photo gallery at: http://web.mit.edu/hellenic/www/gallery.shtml.

Summary:
What: International Fair 2007
When: Friday, April 27th, 10-4pm
Where: Kresge Oval (rain location: Lobdell)

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Constantinos Melachrinos


Greek Indepence Day Parade (Sunday 4/22/2007)

Dear Friends,

As always, the Greek Community of New England celebrates the Greek Independence day with a big parade on Boylston street. This is a reminder that the parade will take place on Sunday, the 22nd of April, at 1:00pm.

We would like to invite all of you to join Syllogos and march with us at the parade.

You can meet a group of us at the student center steps at 12:00noon and take the T to the Prudential with us, or come and join us at the beginning of the parade on Boylston street, in front of the Prudential center at 12:30. Once you are there, you can ask any of the parade organizers for the exact location of the colleges.

Please note that the Mass. Ave. bridge will be closed until 3pm ( http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2007/bridge-closing.html), so plan your trip accordingly.

Traditionally, we are dressed in black or blue pants and white shirts. A blue coat is recommended since it might be cold.

To summarize:
What: Greek Independence Day Parade Where: Boylston Street, in front of the Prudential.
When: Sunday, April 22nd, at 1:00pm (please be there at 12:30, or join the group leaving from the Student center steps at 12:00)

You can get more information at http://www.fhasne.com/parade/parade.htm. The link above includes more information about other events associated with the Independence day celebration.

We look forward to seeing you there

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Constantinos Melachrinos


Easter celebration (Sunday 4/8/2007)

Dear Friends,

Easter is on Sunday, April 8th, and as always Syllogos is organizing a traditional Easter celebration. This year the event will take place at the graduate dorm Sidney Pacific.

We will be waiting for everyone at around 12pm, to celebrate traditionally with roasted lamb, and other tasty treats.

Tickets will be sold at the event for the following prices:

Students with ID: $8

Non-students: $15

Due to the large expected participation, we would greatly appreciate if you could RSVP to the event (email proedreio[at]mit[dot]edu) in order to better serve you. The RSVPs are going to be processed on a first come first serve basis.

We would also like to encourage you to volunteer in the preparations during Saturday April 7th and the preparing of the food during Sunday, April 8th. Volunteering for the event is going to be very fun and its success highly depends on the work and enthousiasm of the volunteers. Volunteers are going to eat first. Volunteering for the clean-up is also greatly appreciated.

This event is one of the largest events our Association organizes, so you should expect to see all your friends there (and if they don't know about it, then you tell them and bring them with you!!!). You can see pictures from last years at: http://web.mit.edu/hellenic/www/gallery.shtml.

Please note that it is also partially sponsored by LEF (Large Event Funding) and GSC (Graduate Student Council).

Since the event this year will take place in the MIT Campus, we are certain that you are going to be able to find Sidney Pacific easily, however, for your convenience, you can find a map on this site: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?zoom=level4;selection=NW86;selectlayer=Buildings;selectfield=facility;centerx=707435;centery=495715

Summary:
What: Easter Celebration
When: Sunday April 8, 12pm
Where: Sidney Pacific ( http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?zoom=level4;selection=NW86;selectlayer=Buildings;selectfield=facility;centerx=707435;centery=495715)

We are all very much looking forward to seeing you there!

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Constantinos Melachrinos


Lecture by Ms. Anna Diamantopoulou: "The Role of the European Union in the International System of Economy and Power" (Thursday, 3/22/2007)

It is our pleasure to invite you to a lecture given by Ms. Anna Diamantopoulou, MP (Greek parliament), Former European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, which is entitled:

"The Role of the European Union in the International System of Economy and Power"

The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 22nd, at 6 pm, in Lecture Hall 6-120 of MIT (Click here for the map), and is organized by the MIT Hellenic Students' Association and supported by the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation USA. It is part of the program of events of the "European Week", coordinated by the European Commission's Delegation in Washington for the purpose of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty.

Ms. Diamantopoulou is going to be introduced by Mr. Angelos Pangratis, Minister and Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Commission to the USA.

Don' t hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need at proedreio [at] mit [dot] edu or at 857 891 1117.

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Konstantinos Melachrinos

Anna Diamantopoulou holds a degree from the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki in Civil Engineering and graduate honors on Regional Development at the Panteion University. Her political career began in Administration and she became the youngest ever prefect at the age of 25. In 1999 she became European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs. She was elected MP with Pasok in 2004. She is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Friends of Europe since 2005. She has served as the Chairperson of the party of European Socialists' Forum on the European Dimension of New Social Europe and she is a Member of the Board of Notre Europe since 2006. She is an officer of the Legion d' Honneur, in recognition by the President of the French Republic of her contribution in the social realm and especially in lifelong learning and combating the unemployment of youths. She has also been honored by the Confederation of Danish Industrialists for the creation of the White Paper and the programme on Corporate Social Responsibility.



Lecture by Professor Fotis C. Kafatos "The European Research Council (ERC): Excellence at the heart of European Science Policy" (Wednesday, 3/14/2007)

Dear friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to a talk by Prof. Fotis C. Kafatos, Prof. Imperial College London UK and Head of European Reserach Council (ERC). The talk is entitled:

"The European Research Council (ERC): Excellence at the heart of European Science Policy"

The talk will take place on Wednesday, March 14th, in room 32-141 at MIT (Click here for a map), from 2:30-4pm (strictly), and is organized by the MIT Hellenic Students' Association. The talk will focus on the newly formed European Research Council and the new European policy on research in science, engineering, social studies and humanities. A recent article about ERC and Prof. Kafatos can be found at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6399157.stm .

The biography of the lecturer is provided. Don't hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,

Constantinos Melachrinos

Fotis C. Kafatos currently holds the Chair of Immunogenomics at Imperial College London. In the 1960s Kafatos was one of the scientists who introduced molecular biology to the study of development. He also helped develop fundamental techniques such as cDNA synthesis, cloning and sequencing (for beta globin) and the dot-blot. He pioneered the analysis of gene families in development and evolution (chorion gene families). He helped launch the Drosophila and Anopheles genome projects, and has made important contributions to comparative and functional genomics. His current scientific work is on malaria research with emphasis on mosquito genomics and immunity of Anopheles to the parasite. His research contributions and leadership have been recognized by numerous distinctions, such as membership in several academies, including the National Academy of Sciences USA, the Royal Society of London and the French Academy of Sciences.

He was full Professor at Harvard University, as well as at the Universities of Athens and Crete. He founded the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) and directed it from 1983 to 1993. From 1993-2005, he was Director-General of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). In December 2005, Fotis Kafatos was elected Chairman of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC).


Election 2007 Results (Friday, 3/2/2007)

Dear Friends,

Congratulations to the new Executive Committee!

Here are the results of the annual elections for the HSA executive committee held on Friday, March 2nd, at 7pm. in room 4-370.

Quorum was met with 22 active members present.
Total number of votes: 22
Total number of valid votes: 22
Total number of invalid votes: 0
Total number of blank votes: 0

Candidates - Votes - Board Position
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Apostolos Fertis - 23 - President
Dimitris Poulopoulos - 19 - Vice President
Constantinos Melachrinos - 17 - Secretary
Yola Katsargyri - 13 - Treasurer
Stavronikos Panagopoulos - 9* - Member
Dimtris Tzeranis - 9* - Member
Vassilis Dendroulakis - 8 - Member
---
A' Substitute: Nikolaos Kontopoulos - 6
B' Substitute: Kostas Bimpikis - 2

* No reelection was necessary to determine the order between Stavronikos Panagopoulos and Dimitris Tzeranis, since the candidates came to agreement.

Congratulations to all and wishes for a successful year to the new board!

The electoral committee,

Andreas Nanopoulos
Mihalis Papalampros
Iraklis Sbarounis


General Assembly and Elections (3/2/2007)

Dear Friends,
As the end of another year for the HSA executive committee is fast approaching we would like to let you know that the Annual General Meeting and our Elections are coming up on the 2nd of March, at 7 pm at room 4-370.

However, we would like to use this opportunity to welcome and encourage everyone to consider running for the coming year's executive committee. All students are welcome, both undergraduates and graduates! It is a great experience and a fabulous opportunity! Please feel free to contact any of the members of the executive committee if you might be interested, to discuss any questions that you might have. Especially, if you have no prior experience on the board and you would like to learn about the responsibilities and the various activities. We hope that many of you will consider this possibility!!

Nominations will take place on the day of the elections so you have plenty of time to consider this! Along with the event's details we will send out more details regarding the election process as well. In the meantime if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us, or take a look at our constitution: http://web.mit.edu/hellenic/www/Constitution03.pdf.

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Iraklis Sbarounis


Vasilopita and tsiknopebti event (2/8/2007)

Dear friends,

This is a reminder about today's event!

It's our pleasure to invite you to a multi-purpose event, where we are going to cut the traditional New Year's cake (Vassilopita), celebrate the Tsiknopempti day and the "Apokries" season with some traditional Greek food and "mezedes" and enjoy and dance with the music of the band Skordalia (for more information on the very promising traditional band Skordalia, check http://www.zestygreekmusic.com/ ).

The event is going to take place this Thursday, February 8th at 7pm in W20-208, Student Center Lobdell.

To sum up:
WHAT: Greek Vassilopita and Tsiknopempti event - Skordalia band concert
WHEN: This Thursday, February 8th, 7 pm
WHERE: W20-208, Student Center Lobdell

We are looking forward to seeing you and your friends there and have fun in a festive and cozy atmosphere. So, come to see who is going to get the lucky coin and be prepared to have a great time!

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Iraklis Sbarounis


"Greek Poets Set to Music" - Greek Music Concert at MIT's Little Kresge (12/14/2006)

Dear friends,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Greek music concert entitled "Greek poets set to music" that we are coorganizing with the Greek Institute at the Kresge Little Theater of MIT on Thursday, December 14th, 2006 at 7:30 pm.

The Greek Music Ensemble is performing.
Panayota Haloulakou, Voice
Lydios Dhamis, Bass
Georgios Lernis, Percussion
Panos Liaropoulos, Piano
Stelios Mihas, Guitar
Theodoulos Vakanas, Voice, Bouzouki

The event will feature famous poets, as Geogre Seferis, Odysseas Elytis, Nikos Gatsos, Manolis Anagnostakis, Michalis Ganas, Nikos Kavadias, Tasos Livaditis, Maria Polydouri, Yiannis Ritsos and several others, as well as distiguished composers, as Theodorakis, Hadjidakis, Xarhakos, Moutsis, Mikroutsikos, Dimirtris Papadimitriou and others.

This is the third concert in a series of successful concert that our Association has organized with the Greek Institute and the Greek Music Ensemble, which filled up the Little Kresge Theater. This year the concert is devoted to Greek poets who were set to music.

The admission cost is $8 for students (please, bring a valid id) and $20 in general. For obtaining tickets and asking for additional information, please email proedreio[at]mit[dot]edu or call Apostolos Fertis at 617 452 5239. Because the space is limited and given the success of the previous years it is very important to RSVP, as we cannot guarantee that there will be available seats at the day of the event.

The Kresge Little Theater of MIT is located at 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. (For directions, see http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=Little+Kresge&mapsearch=go).

In summary:
What: "Greek Poets Set to Music"
Where: MIT Little Kresge Theater
When: Thursday, December 14th, 7:30 pm


We are looking forward to seeing you at the concert together with your Greek and non-Greek friends.

On behalf of the HSA executive board,
Iraklis Sbarounis



Panel Discussion @ MIT on the Proposed Reforms in the Greek Higher Education System (12/7/2006)

Dear Friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to a panel discussion entitled "Proposed Reforms in the Greek Higher Education System: What are the Objectives?" regarding the recent proposed reforms in the Higher Education System in Greece. The panel will consist of the following distinguished professors who are active in the reforms process.

Amedeo Odoni, Professor of Aero & Astronautics and Civil Engineering, MIT, Member of the Committee on Institutions of Higher Education (AEI) of the National Educational Council (ESYP) and of the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (ADIP)
Vassilis Zannis, Professor of Biochemistry, Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine, Member of the Hellenic Assurance Agency for Higher Education (ADIP)
Philip Tsichlis, M. D., School of Medicine, University of Athens, Postdoctoral Training, Tufts University School of Medicine, Jane F. Desforges Professor of Hematology/Oncology, Member of the board of 22 Greek Professors from abroad who met on November 21st-22nd, 2006 in Athens regarding the reforms process.

The event will feature short presentations by the panelists followed by extensive discussion about the prospects and the challenges of the Higher Education in Greece. It will take place on December 7th at 5 pm at room 37-212 of MIT (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=37-212&mapsearch=go). The discussion will be held in Greek.

The discussion will include the following parts:
  1. Identification of the problems
  2. Proposed remedies
  3. Description of the goals of the evaluation/accreditation processes
  4. Discussion on these and other issues
You can find many interesting documents regarding this issue here.

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Iraklis Sbarounis


Next Generation Event with Dr. George Hatsopoulos and Marina Hatsopoulos @ MIT (11/13/2006)

Dear Friends,

We have the great pleasure to inform you of a very interesting event to be held at MIT on the 13th of November. The Next Generation Initiative is sponsoring a fascinating evening with two of Boston's (and MIT's) great high-tech entrepreneurs, Dr. George Hatsopoulos and his daughter Marina Hatsopoulos. The event will be hosted by Gov. Michael Dukakis and moderated by CBS News correspondent Thalia Assuras.

For detailed information please see the forwarded message below.
Please note however, that even though admission is free for students, seating is limited, and the members that will register in advance with the Next Generation initiative (again please see below for details) will get preferred seating.

More details to come in due time, as we approach the date of the event.

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Iraklis Sbarounis


To our members: This is your invitation to a special event for students only that we are co-hosting with other Hellenic university student groups in Boston. Please register today. Admission is free for students, but seating is limited ó our members who register online in advance will get preferred seating.* After you register, you may want to pass this invitation along to any other Greek-American, Greek, Cypriot, etc. (you get the idea) college or university students in the area who you think might be interested in attending.

In the meantime, we are hoping that all our members will be able to join us for this fascinating evening with two of Bostonís (and MITís) great high-tech entrepreneurs, Dr. George Hatsopoulos and his daughter Marina Hatsopoulos ó hosted by Gov. Michael Dukakis and moderated by CBS News correspondent Thalia Assuras ó in the first Boston installment in a series of special events for Greek college students only, sponsored by the Next Generation Initiative as part of its program of bringing students together with leaders.

NEW! A SPECIAL EVENT FOR BOSTON-AREA STUDENTS

The next generation:

A conversation with

Dr. George Hatsopoulos

and Marina Hatsopoulos

ó two generations

of high-tech success

Monday, November 13, 2006 ó 7:30 pm

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tang Center, Wong Auditorium

host: Gov. Michael Dukakis

moderator: Thalia Assuras


The Hellenic Student Association of MIT ó

along with the Hellenic student organizations of

Boston College, Boston University, Harvard,

Northeastern, Tufts and Wellesley ó

are pleased to invite their fellow university students

of Greek heritage throughout the Boston area

to join them for a special evening with

the legendary inventor and founder of

high-tech giant Thermo-Electron,

Dr. George Hatsopoulos and his daughter

Marina Hatsopoulos, the founding CEO of Z Corp.

and a rising high-tech entrepreneur in her own right.

This eveningís conversation is being hosted by

former Massachusetts Governor and Northeastern University

professor Michael Dukakis, and moderated by

CBS Evening News national correspondent

Thalia Assuras.

This event is by invitation only and seating is limited!

Please click here to register today and

reserve your seat for this special evening.

Admission is free to university students with

valid ID. Preferred seating will be reserved

for those student members of the student

organizations co-hosting this event who

register online in advance.

D I R E C T I O N S

The Tang Centerís Wong Auditorium

is in MIT Building E51. The building address is

70 Memorial Drive, but the main entrance is

one block from Memorial Drive at the

corner of Wadsworth & Amherst Streets.

The Tang Center is one and a half blocks from

the Red Lineís Kendall Square station at

Broadway, Main and 3rd streets in Cambridge.


* NOTE: There will be a list at the door. By registering online you will get your name on the guest list, and an e-mail confirming your registration. Otherwise, itís first come, first serve. College students of Greek descent from all over Boston are being invited, but we are getting first shot at seats because we are co-sponsors. We believe that this is going to be a popular event, drawing students from all over the area, so register today.


28th October National Holiday celebration (10/27/2006)

Dear Friends,

Please join us this Friday, October 27th to celebrate the 28th of October (please note that the event will take place on the 27th)! We will gather at 7pm, in room 4-237 (for a map: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=4-237&mapsearch=go).
Drinks and Food will be served, and we will also have a surprise for you. Of course you will have to come to see for yourself what it is!

What: Celebration of the 28th of October
When: Friday, October 27th @ 7pm
Where: MIT Building 4, Room 237

We hope to see you all there, and as always bring your friends along!

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Iraklis Sbarounis



"Energy and Economic Diplomacy": The Greek Ambassador to the United States, Alexandros P. Mallias, visits MIT (10/18/2006)

Dear Friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to attend a lecture given by His Excellency, the Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Alexandros P. Mallias, entitled:

"Energy and Economic Diplomacy"

The lecture is jointly organized by our Association, the MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment and the Consulate General of Greece in Boston and will take place on Wednesday, October 18 at 3:30 pm in the lecture hall 4-163 of MIT. The lecture will be of great interest regarding the energy policies in the Southeastern Mediterranean and the role of Greece. The attendees will have the opportunity to talk to the Ambassador after the lecture. For directions, please see http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=4-163&mapsearch=go.

To summarize:
What: Lecture by His Excellency, the Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Alexandros P. Mallias: "Energy and Economic Diplomacy".
When: Wednesday, October 18, 3:30 pm.
Where: MIT Lecture Hall 4-163 (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=4-163&mapsearch=go)

Please, donít hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association Executive Board,
Iraklis Sbarounis


Click on the image for a .pdf version of the poster.



Research in Cyprus and the Cyprus Institute (10/6/2006)

Dear friends,

Please join us this Friday (October the 6th) at 5pm in Room E51-372 (map: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=E51-372&mapsearch=go) for two talks concerning The Cyprus Institute and the research opportunities and research initiatives in Cyprus in general:

C.N. Papanicolas (President of the Interim Governing Board of the Cyprus Institute and an MIT alumnus): "The Cyprus Institute"

and

A. Moleskis (Director of the Planning Bureau of the Government of Cyprus and President of the Board of the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation): "Research Policy and Research Initiatives in Cyprus"

The Cyprus Institute (www.cyprusinstitute.ac.cy) is a novel research and educational institution which aspires to become a regional center of global significance. From its very conception it has had strong ties with MIT and the broader MIT community. A formal agreement of cooperation between MIT and The Cyprus Institute has recently been enacted. In the presentations and discussion that will follow, the research policy of the Republic of Cyprus and the Cyprus Institute will be examined.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Iraklis Sbarounis


Welcome BBQ (9/12/2006)

Dear friends,

Welcome to MIT for the newcomers and welcome back for those of you who have already been to MIT! We hope everybody had a great summer vacation. You have our warmest wishes for the new academic year. We would like to invite you to join us in welcoming the new students with a "Welcome BBQ" at the Sidney-Pacific BBQ pits (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=NW86&mapsearch=go) this Tuesday, September 12th, between 6-8 pm. The BBQ pits are located at the courtyard of the building.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy the tastes of traditional souvlaki and tzatziki, prepared by your proedreio, and at the same time meet old and new friends! Please, pass on this information to all new students that you know who might not be on the syllogos emailing list yet and inform them about Syllogos and its list.

Hope to see you all there!

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association Executive Committee,
Iraklis Sbarounis



Syllogos in Sidney-Pacific Cultural Festival Saturday (6/17/2006)

Dear friends,

Syllogos is participating in the Cultural Festival organized by the Sidney-Pacific Graduate
Community on June 17th between 1-4 pm. We will present some Greek traditional dances and we
will offer traditional Greek desserts. The event will take place at the Sidney-Pacific courtyard
and Multipurpose room. You can find directions at
http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=nw86&mapsearch=go
We will be happy to see you at the event and enjoy with us the dancing and the food.

If you are interested in dancing with us, please email us to proedreio[at]mit[dot]edu.
You can find photos from previous dance performances of Syllogos at
http://web.mit.edu/hellenic/images/IFair06/

As always, here is the executive summary for the event:
What: Sidney-Pacific Cultural Festival
Where: Sidney-Pacific courtyard and Multipurpose room
When: This Saturday, June 17th, between 1-4 pm

On behalf of the executive board,
Apostolos Fertis


Graduation BBQ (Friday, 6/09/2006)

Dear friends,

MIT's commencement is this Friday, June 9th. Syllogos would like to congratulate
the graduates and to honor them is organizing a graduation BBQ after the
commencement ceremony, at 2:30 pm, in the Multipurpose room and the courtyard of SIDNEY-PACIFIC.
Notice that there is a CHANGE in the LOCATION due to the forecast for inclement weather for tomorrow
You can find directions at
http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=NW86&mapsearch=go
Everybody is welcome, especially the families of MIT graduates!

There is a need for volunteers for the event. So, if you would like to have fun
helping in the preparations, the cooking and the cleaning up for the event,
send an email to proedreio[at]mit[dot]edu.

As always, here is the executive summary for the event:
What: Syllogos' Graduation BBQ
Where: SIDNEY-PACIFIC Multipurpose room and courtyard. Notice the CHANGE in the LOCATION.
When: This Friday, June 9th, at 2:30 pm

On behalf of the executive committee,
Apostolos Fertis



I-Fair (Friday, 4/28/2006)

Dear friends,

As many of you might know, the International Fair will take place on Friday, April the 28th, from 12 to 4pm on Kresge Oval or Lobdell (rain location).

Like we did on previous years, we are planning on performing a little traditional Greek Dancing. With enough people showing interest we will form a small group and with the help of Christophoros Vassiliou we will do some rehearsals next week.

If you are interested in participating, please send us an email at proedreio@mit.edu by the end of this week, so we can start early next week!

You can see some pictures of the ifair and the dancing performances from some previous years at our photo gallery at: http://web.mit.edu/hellenic/www/gallery.shtml

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Iraklis Sbarounis


Easter Celebration (Sunday, 4/23/2006)

Dear Friends,

Easter is next Sunday, April 23, and as always Syllogos is organizing a traditional Easter celebration. This year the event will take place at the graduate dorm Sidney Pacific.

We will be waiting for everyone at around 1pm, to celebrate traditionally with roasted lamb, and other tasty treats.

This event is one of the largest events our Association organizes, so you should expect to see all your friends there (and if they don't know about it, then you tell them and bring them with you!!!). You can see pictures from last years at: http://web.mit.edu/hellenic/www/gallery.shtml

Please note that it is also partially sponsored by LEF (Large Event Funding) and GSC (Graduate Student Council).

The cover charge this year is $10 for students (please bring your IDs with you), and $15 for non-students.

Since the event this year will take place in the MIT Campus, we are certain that you are going to be able to find Sidney Pacific easily, however, for your convenience, you can find a map on this site: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?zoom=level4;selection=NW86;selectlayer=Buildings;selectfield=facility;centerx=707435;centery=495715

Summary:
What: Easter Celebration
When: Sunday April 23, 1pm
Where: Sidney Pacific (http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?zoom=level4;selection=NW86;selectlayer=Buildings;selectfield=facility;centerx=707435;centery=495715)
Cost: $10 students, $15 non-students

We're all very much looking forward to seeing you there!

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,

Iraklis Sbarounis



Lecture by Dr. Yannos Papantoniou: The future of economic integration in view of the enlargement of the European Union (Friday, 4/7/2006)

It is our pleasure to invite you to a lecture given by Dr. Yannos Papantoniou, MP (Greek parliament), Former Minister of National Economy and Finance, Former Minister of National Defense of Greece, which is entitled:

"The future of economic integration in view of the enlargement of the European Union"

The lecture will take place on Friday, April 7th, in room 4-237 at MIT, from 6 pm - 7:30 pm, and is organized by the MIT Hellenic Students' Association and supported by the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation USA.

Donít hesitate to contact us for any further information you might need.

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive committee,
Iraklis Sbarounis


ELECTIONS & Annual General Meeting (Friday, 03/10/06)

Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you at our Annual General Meeting and our Elections that will take place this Friday, March 10, 2006 at 7pm at 4-270.
Food will be served, and we would like to have all of you there to discuss about the past, the future and the present of the MIT Hellenic Students Association, and to elect the executive committee for the next year.

In short:

What: HSA Elections and Annual General Meeting
Where:4-270
When: This Friday, March 10, 2006, 7pm

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association


Foresight Seminar by Prof. Emm. G. Koukios (02/21/06)

Dear Friends,

Please click here (28kB) for the flyer describing tomorrow's foresight seminar.

What: Foresight Seminar
When: Tuesday, January 21st (tomorrow!), 4:00pm
Where: E40-298

Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association


Annual Cutting of the Vassilopita (2/17/06)

Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the annual cutting of the "Vassilopita", which will take place this Friday, at 6pm, at 4-237.
Refreshments will also be served. You are all most welcome to join us!

In short:
What: Annual cutting of the "Vassilopita" cake
Where: 4-237
When: Friday February 17, 2006, 6pm

Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association

"Journey to Ithaca" Greek Music Concert at Kresge, MIT! (01/29/06)
Click here for a pdf version of the concert's poster (82kB)

Dear friends,

First of all, I would like to thank all of you for making our December concert such a tramendous success.
We had a full-house with more than 200 people, an enthusiastic audience, and we felt that we all left with a beautiful mood, and with the music still sounding within us!

In continuation of our efforts to fulfill the need for more music related to Greece, and to promote Greek music at MIT and Boston in general, we are organising another concert next Sunday, January 29. This time the concert will take place at the spacious Kresge Auditorium (on top of the Little Kresge Theater), and will start at 6pm.

The band to be performing will be Journey to Ithaca, which is one of the best-known contemporary Greek music groups of Boston, with a well- established following. It is an eight-person band, playing original Greek music with their own Greek lyrics. Much more, as well as music samples, can be found on their website at: http://www.journeytoithaca.com

In short:

What: Journey to Ithaca Greek Music Concert
When: Sunday, January 29, 2006, at 6pm
Where: Kresge Auditorium, 48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, on the MIT campus opposite to the student center
Tickets: $8 for students, $20 non-students
Reservations: email: proedreio or call 617-230-6999

We hope to see you all there! Don't forget to bring your non-greek friends, too!
Hoping that our music will warm our hearts these cold winter days, and looking forward to a great concert,

Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association


IAP Greek Dance Lessons ! (January 2006)
Click here for a pdf version of the poster (6.78MB)

Yia sas kai kali hronia! The HSA is organizing it's 3rd annual IAP Dance Classes. I've titled this year's series "Traditional Greek Dancing for the Practical Greek Dancer" and aim to show how you can use elements from traditional dance in contemporary dances (and the solo zeimbekiko in particular).

Classes run from 7-9 pm on:
Monday 09 January, La Sala de Puerto Rico
Wendnesday 11 January, Rehearsal Room B
Monday 16 January, La Sala de Puerto Rico
Wednesday 18 January, Rehearsal Room B

For more details and to make requests visit: http://www.bostonlykeion.org/IAP2006.htm
Please forward to friends who might be interested.

Hope to see many of you there,
Christophoros

A Concert of Greek Urban Songs! (12/12/05)
Click here for a pdf version of the concert's poster (548kB)

Dear Friends,

Following the tremendous success of last year's "Concert of Contemporary Greek Songs" which took place at little Kresge, and which was sold out with more than 220 people attending, we decided to organise a new concert this year!

The band that performed last time, led by Panos Liaropoulos, has prepared a special programme of songs from Smyrna, Rembetika and Laika, also in later adaptations by Hadjidakis, Theodorakis etc., always of highest quality and artistic integrity, for your pleasure!

Thus, you're all welcome to go on and purchase tickets (at $8 for students), (just email us or give us a call), and don't forget to bring your greek and non-greek friends too!!!

In short:
What: Concert of Greek Urban Songs
Where: MIT Kresge Little Theater
When: Monday, December 12, 2005 at 7pm

On behalf of the MIT HSA
Ioannis Bertsatos, President



28th of October celebration (10/28/05)

Dear friends,

Please join us this Friday at 7:00pm to celebrate the 28th of October in room 4-237.
We will serve drinks and pizza and have a little surprise for you (and you have to come to see what it is!)

What: 28th of October celebration
Where:Room 4-237
When: This Friday, October 28th at 7:00 pm

On behalf of the MIT HSA
Ioannis Bertsatos, President



Foliage Trip! (Saturday, 10/22/05)

Dear friends and fellow adventurers!

The MIT HSA is organizing a foliage trip this Saturday, October 22nd. We will be going to Blue Hills (http://www.mass.gov/mdc/BLUE.HTM).

Here's a tentative schedule:

- 10.00am : Meet in Kendal Sq. Take Red Line train to Quincy Adams station.
- 11.10am : Take the 238 bus from Quincy Adams station. Arrive at the Blue Hills
Reservation around 11.30am.
- 11.30am onwards : Hiking, pic-nic, fun and games for as long as you wish!
- 04.15pm : Take the 240 bus at route 28 back to Ashmont station.
- 05.00pm : Take the Red Line train from Ashmont station back to Boston/Cambridge. Arrive in Cambridge around 05.30pm.

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to enjoy nature and spend some quality time with your friends! HSA will provide a multitude of snacks and refreshments. We will hike and maybe even play a couple of games.

Please RSVP to proedreio@mit.edu if you want to come.

Enjoy the beautiful weather and pray that it lasts a little bit longer :)

Thanks,
on behalf of the MIT HSA
Ioannis Bertsatos, President




Architect Hermann Kienast Lecture ! (10/20/05)
Click here for a pdf version of the lecture's poster (568kB)

It is my pleasure to invite you to the event that we are coorganising with the Onassis Foundation (USA) this Thursday. Dr. Kienast, the vice-chair of the German Archaeological Institute in Athens, is going to be our speaker, in a lecture that would delight all of you that have an interest in Greek culture, Architecture, History, and/or the Classics. Coffee/Deserts will be served.

Details follow:
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Thursday, October 20, 2005
NEOCLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE OF ATHENS AND ITS PROTOTYPE
Speaker: Dr. Ing. Habil. Architect Hermann Kienast, Vice-chair of the German Archaeological Institute in Athens
Time: 6:30p-8:30p
Location: 35-225
A lecture on the neoclassical architecture of Athens:
Following the independence war 1821 - 1826 Greece had no capital and the choice of Athens as new capital involved serious problems, particularly in light of creating a suiting architecture. After several trials in the early days of Athens as the new Greek capital a very distinct architecture was developed, unique in Europe and with amazing parallels to the ancient monuments.
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In short:
What: Lecture on Greek Neoclassical Architecture by Dr. Kienast
When: This Thursday, October 20, 2005, 6:30-8:30pm
Where:Room 35-225

Hope to see you all there! Don't forget to tell your friends, too!

Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association

Welcoming BBQ 2005 (09//13/05)
Tuesday 9/13, Sidney Pacific BBQ pits , 5pm

Dear Friends,

Welcome back! We hope everybody had a nice vacation and is ready for the new school year.
We would like to invite you to join us in welcoming the new students this Tuesday the 13th of September with a Welcome BBQ.
We will be waiting for you at the Sidney Pacific BBQ pits between 5-7pm. The BBQ pits are located at the courtyard of the building.

To get to Sidney Pacific please follow the link: Sidney Pacific BBQ pits

Then come inside and look for us in the courtyard.
You will definitely find us by following the smell of traditional souvlaki and tzatziki, prepared by your proedreio!
Be on time in order to have lots of food, fun, share stories of our summers and meet the new students.
Please pass on the information to all new students that you know that might not be on the syllogos list yet.

Hope to see you all there!

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive board,
Ioannis Bertsatos

PS: Let's make this Tuesday the 13th a lucky Tuesday!



The World in Your Backyard (Sunday, July 10th, 5pm, Tang Lawn)

Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you to an event organized by the westgate
community association that might be of interest to you.
In detail:

The Westgate Community Association Presents:
THE WORLD IN YOUR BACKYARD:
a Middle Eastern Afternoon
WHEN: Sunday July 10th 5:00 pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Tang Lawn

come and enjoy an afternoon full of fun, with belly dancers performance and workshops and a taste of middle eastern appetizers and desserts

This event is funded by ARCADE, GSC and Westgate Community Association
For details on how to get to Tang Hall, have a look at: Tang Lawn Location

Hope to see you all there!

Graduation BBQ at the Tang Hall BBQ pits! (06//03/05)

Dear Friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the annual graduation BBQ, that will take place in the Tang Hall pits this year, on Friday the third of June at 2:30pm. Various grilled mezedes and other greek nostimies will be served!

For a map, have a look at:
Tang Map Location

In short:
---------
What: Graduation BBQ
Where: Tang Hall Outdoors Barbecue Pits, W84
When: Friday, June 3rd 2005 at 2:30pm

So, join us to congratulate our forthcoming graduates and have fun!

Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association

Greek dance night !!! (05/14/05)

Dear Friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the traditional greek dance night that we are organising this Saturday. Professional dancers from the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon will first perform greek folk dances, and then you're welcome and join in and dance with them and us!!! Refreshments (and possibly greek snacks) will be available. The event will take place at Lobdell Food Court at the MIT Student Center, from 6-9pm, this Saturday May 14.

For directions:
Lobdell Location Map

In Short:
WHAT: Traditional Greek Dance Night
WHERE: Lobdell Food Court, Stratton Student Center, MIT
WHEN: 6-9pm Saturday May 14

So, don't hesitate to join us in the dancing! Bring your non-greek friends, too!

Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association

Dr. Kareklas' Lecture on Ancient Cyprus: "The Ideal Statesman"! (05//05/05)
Click here for a pdf version of the lecture's poster (313kB)

It is our pleasure to invite to you to the lecture entitled:
"The Ideal Statesman: Isocrates Oration on King Evagoras"
which will be given by:
Dr Iacovos Kareklas, Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Government
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Harvard University

The event is organised by the MIT Hellenic Students Association, and will take place on Thursday May 5, 2005, at 6:30pm, in room 4-270. For a map, have a look at:
http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=4-270

The theme of this extraordinary Oration is the accomplishments of Evagoras, King of Salamis, by far the best archon of Ancient Cyprus. Isocrates praises the personality and qualities of Evagoras. The prosopography of Evagoras is one of an ideal statesman. The Oration also provides very useful information on the HIstory of Cyprus, particularly of the Hellenes to liberate the island from the Persian yoke. In addition, Mr. Kareklas will recite passages of the Oration in Classical Greek, especially for those passionate about the original language.

This lecture will be particularly attractive to those interested in Cyprus, in ancient history, the ancient Greek language, but also to political science, and many aspects of it might prove to be highly relevant to modern times.

In short:
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WHAT: Lecture on Ancient Cyprus: "The Ideal Statesman"
WHERE: Room 4-270 at MIT
WHEN: Thursday May 5 at 6:30pm

Looking forward to seeing you there!

On behalf of the MIT HSA,
Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association

Easter Celebration (Sun, May 1, 2005)
Click here for a pdf version of the poster (174kB)

Dear Friends,

Easter is next weekend, May 1, and as always Syllogos is organizing the traditional Easter celebration at Wellesley College. The celebration will take place at the Harambee House. We will be waiting for everyone at around 1pm, to celebrate traditionally with roasted lamb, cypriot souvla and other tasty treats. As always, we will have a soccer ball to play the traditional soccer match at the end of the feast, to help us digest the food consumed. They nature lovers will also get a chance to walk around the beautiful Wellesley lake. You can see pictures from past celebrations at http://web.mit.edu/hellenic/www/gallery.shtml to bring back old memories or just convince yourself that you should be there!

This event is one of the largest events our Association organizes, so you should expect to see all your friends there (and if they don't know about it, then you tell them and bring them with you!!!).

The cover charge this year is $10 for students, and $13 for non-students. As you might have noticed, you have managed to lower the price, given our extra income from the highly-succesfull concert that we organised last December :-). The event is aso partially sponsored by LEF (Large Event Funding) and GSC (Graduate Student Council).

For more information on the the Wellesley College Harambee House and directions on how to get there, you can check the following links:

http://www.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/Buildings/harambee.html
http://www.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/places.html
http://www.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/places.html
http://www.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/five.html

Driving Directions to the Wellesley campus: From The East (by Car)

Instead of driving, you might consider taking the Senate Bus from several Boston Locations.
For the schedule look at http://www.wellesley.edu/Housing/senate.html Tickets are required for the Senate Bus and are sold at the Cafe Hoop at Wellesley College, the Housing and Transportation Department at Wellesley College, Out of Town News in Harvard Square, LaVerde's Market in the Stratton Student Center at MIT and at the Marlboro Market located on Mass Ave.

As usual if you are lazy and don't want to read the above, we provide a summary:
What: Easter Celebration
When: Sunday, May 1, around 1pm
Where: Wellesley College Harambee House
Cost: $10 students, $13 non-students
Who: Everybody! You have to be there!

We're all very much looking forward to seeing you there!!!

Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association

and also sponsored by ARCADE.

Past Events

iFair at the student center! (04/22/05)

Dear Friends,

The annual international Fair will take place this friday at the Student Center, from 12-6pm. The MIT Hellenic Students Association will participate, with a dance group dancing from 12 to 12:30, and a table with posters, books, music as well as deserts!!! (Galaktoboureko, Baklava etc.!).
You're all most welcome to attend, and enjoy the shows, tastes, and other
activities of the multiple cultures present at MIT!

In short:
WHAT: MIT International Fair 2005
WHERE: Student Center (indoors if rainy, outdoors else)
WHEN: Friday April 22

Looking forward to seeing you!
On behalf of the MIT HSA,
Nikolaos Mavridis

Ethniko Metsovio Polytech. (NTUA) visit at MIT (04/22/05)

Dear Friends,

Apart from the iFair, this Firday the MIT Hellenic Students Association is hosting the visit of circa 100 students from the Athens EMP (Ethniko Metsovio Polytexneio) School of Engineering (EECS dept.) accompanied by the Vise Dean of EMP, Professor Panagiotis Kottis and Professor Christos Kapsalis.
We will first give them a campus tour from 1pm to 2pm, and then we have organised a 2-hour presentation of research from MIT professors and students of Hellenic origin. Seven people will present their work and experiences, and the honorary speaker will be Professor Elias Gyftopoulos .
The audience will be welcomed by the Consul General of Greece in Boston, Mr. Bikas.
This event will take place at the Bartos Auditorium, which is located at the basement of the Media Lab (E15):

In short:
WHAT: Presentation of research from MIT people of Hellenic Origin
WHERE: Bartos auditorium, basement of MIT Media Lab (E15)
WHEN: Friday April 22, 2-4pm

You're all most welcome to attend, meet and have fun with engineering
students from Greece, and also get to know about the work and experiences
of other Greek professors and students!!!

Mr. Sgouridis Open Discussion (04/12/2005)

An open discussion with Mr. Sgouridis, ex-vice president of the Hellenic Parliament and current mp from Thrace, will take place tomorrow from 4-6. Mr. Sgouridis will give a short opening speech and an extensive Q and A session will follow. The informal discussion will center on the problems facing the modern Greece and Hellenism in general, and Mr. Sgouridis expressed interest in getting to know all of us and our views on the future.

The meeting place is preassigned as the area with the couches and the huge TV screen on the second floor of the student center, between the dining room and the sala de puerto rico. Then, we will either stay there, or move on to the third floor private dining room room 3, if the second floor is noisy.
For directions, look at: Student Center

In short:
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WHAT: Mr. Sgouridis open discussion
WHERE: Student Center (W20), second floor couches (meeting point), probably move on to third floor room 3 (private dining room 3) depending on noise levels and attendance.
WHEN: TUESDAY APRIL 12, 4-6pm

You are all most welcome to attend and get to know the ex-vp of the Hellenic Parliament in person!
Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association
Greek Independence Day Celebration (04/01/2005)

Dear friends,

Please join us TOMORROW at 6:00pm to celebrate the Greek Independence
Day (delayed for a couple of days!) in room 4-270. We will serve drinks
and pizza, and there will be a SURPRISE for you (but you have to come to
see what it is!)

What: Greek Independence Day celebration
Where: Room 4-270
When: This Friday, April 1 at 6:00 pm

(and... this is NOT an April fool's day joke ;-),although we might prepare some for you!)
Nikolaos Mavridis
Secretary, MIT Hellenic Students Association



A concert Contemporary Greek Songs (12/5/2004)
Click here to proceed to the HSA homepage; click on the figure to download a pdf version of the poster)



Cooking Class! (11/21/04)

Dear Friends,

Our cooks are organizing a greek cooking class this Sunday, at 3:00pm-7:00pm. The class is taking place at the Eastgate lounge, on the 30th floor. The menu will feature several greek delicacies: turopita, fakes, kourabiedes and melomakarona. Join us and learn how to dazzle your friends with your cooking skills!!!

What: Greek Cooking Classes
Where: Eastgate Lounge (30th floor)
When: This Sunday (Nov 21), 3:00pm-7:00pm

For more information, contact us at proedreio at mit.edu

Petros



28th of October celebration (10/29/04)

Dear friends,
This is a reminder for the celebration tonight. Please note the CORRECTED TIME for the event at 7:00 pm tonight.

Please join us this Friday at 7:00pm to celebrate the 28th of October (one day delayed) in room 4-237. We will serve drinks and pizza and have a little surprise for you (and you have to come to see what it is!)

What: 28th of October celebration
Where: Room 4-237
When (CORRECTED): This Friday, October 29th at 7:00 pm

Petros



Foliage Trip (10/2/04)

Dear Friends,

As you might be aware from the temperatures outside, foliage is here, and syllogos is trying to set up a small foliage excursion this saturday to Walden pond. The plan is to leave from MIT at around 10am, drive to Walden pond, have a small picnic (we will provide some food and beverages, including sausages) and come back at round 5pm. If you would like to join us, please email me (petrosb at mit.edu) or Anna (apisania at mit.edu) by this Thursday. As you can imagine, transportation might be a challenge, so if you have a car and you are willing to give a ride to some people, please state that in your e-mail. Once we have all the responses collected, sorted, and filed, we will let you know about the details.

Yours,

Petros




Welcome BBQ (9/7/04)

Dear Friends!

Welcome back!!! We hope everybody had a nice vacation and is ready for the new school year!

We would like to invite you to join us in welcoming the new students this Tuesday the 7th of September with a Welcome BBQ!!!

We will be waiting for you at the Westgate BBQ pits between 2-5pm . The BBQ pits are located at the side of the building, close to the playground. To get to Westgate please follow the link: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=W85&Buildings=go and then look around for the BBQ pits.

You will definitely find us by following the smell of traditional souvlaki and tzatziki, prepared by your proedreio!!!

Be on time in order to have lots of food, fun, share stories of our summers and meet new students.

Please let know all new students that you know that might not be on the syllogos list yet.

Hope to see you all there!

On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association exectuive board,

Anna Pisania



Graduation BBQ This Friday!!! (6/4/2004) Dear Friends,

MIT's commencement is this Friday, June 4th. To congratulate the graduates, Syllogos is organizing a graduation BBQ right after the commencement ceremony, at 2:00 pm, in the courtyard of Tang residence hall. Tang residence hall is the tall building at the west end of the MIT campus. You can find directions at
http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?selection=W84&Buildings=go. Everybody is welcome, especially the families of MIT graduates!

As always, here is the executive summary for all you busy (with work, fun, or packing) members:
What: Syllogos' Graduation BBQ
Where: Tang Residence Hall courtyard
When: This Friday, 2:00pm

Petros



I-Fair, despite the rain, is on! (Fri, April 22, 2004)

Dear Friends,

If you don't happen to see any of the commotion I promised yesterday, do not despair. I-Fair is still happening, despite the rain!!! If you come by the Student Center, you will see a big crowd going towards La Sala de Puerto Rico, at the second floor. Follow them; they know what they are doing! Come by and enjoy international treats, including greek deserts. Our booth offerings include galaktoboureko, kataifi and baklava. If you are planning to take your break at La Sala de Puerto Rico, make sure you do so before 4:00, the ending of I-Fair.

Of course the Greek Dances will still take place at the scheduled time (12:45 that is), so you can take your lunch break watching our great dancers perform!

Petros


Come Dance at I-Fair! (Fri, April 22, 2004)

Dear Friends,

If you happen to notice a lot of commotion around Kresge tomorrow, do not be surprised. It is all because of I-Fair, the big international celebration of ISA. Of course, we will have a booth with traditional greek desserts, but we will also perform traditional greek dances at 12:45. Come by, enjoy the great food from all over the world, and cheer for our dancers! For more information, the I-Fair website is http://web.mit.edu/isa/ifair/2004/

Petros


Easter Celebration (Sun, April 11, 2004)

Dear Friends,

Easter is this weekend, April 11, and as always Syllogos is organizing the traditional Easter celebration at Wellesley College. The celebration will take place at the Harambee House. We will be waiting for everyone at around 1pm, to celebrate traditionally with roasted lamb, cypriot souvla and other tasty treats. As always, we will have a soccer ball to play the traditional soccer match at the end of the feast, to help us digest the food consumed. They nature lovers will also get a chance to walk around the beautiful Wellesley lake. You can see pictures from past celebrations at http://web.mit.edu/hellenic/www/gallery.shtml to bring back old memories or just convince yourself that you should be there!

This event is one of the largest events our Association organizes, so you should expect to see all your friends there (and if they don't know about it, then you tell them and bring them with you!!!). The cover charge this year is $13.

For more information on the the Wellesley College Harambee House and directions on how to get there, you can check the following links:
http://www.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/Buildings/harambee.html
http://www.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/places.html
http://www.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/five.html

Driving Directions to the Wellesley campus: - From The East (by Car) Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 16 (West m The East (by Car) Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 16 (West Newton).
- Follow Route 16 West for 4.7 miles to a stoplight (5-way intersection) in the town of Wellesley; go straight on Route 135 (West).
- At the third traffic light take a left into the main entrance of the College.
- Follow College Road, until you see an eccentric building on your left (Science Center) and across from it, on your right, is a parking lot.
- Take a right into the parking lot, go straight, passing the chapel on your left.
- The library will be on your right and next to the library form the side of the lake is Harambee.

Instead of driving, you might consider taking the Senate Bus from several Boston Locations.
For the schedule look at http://www.wellesley.edu/Housing/senate.html
Tickets are required for the Senate Bus and are sold at the Cafe Hoop at Wellesley College, the Housing and Transportation Department at Wellesley College, Out of Town News in Harvard Square, LaVerde's Market in the Stratton Student Center at MIT and at the Marlboro Market located on Mass Ave.

As usual if you are lazy and don't want to read the above, we provide a summary:
What: Easter Celebration
When: Sunday, April 11, around 1pm
Where: Wellesley College Harambee House
Cost: $13
Who: Everybody! You have to be there!

Petros


Greek Independence Day Parade This Sunday!!!

Dear friends,

As you know, today is the Greek Independence day. As always, the Greek Community of New England celebrates this day with a big parade on Boylston street. The parade will take place this Sunday, the 28th of March, at 1:00pm.

We would like to invite all of you to join Syllogos and march with us at the parade. You can meet a group of us at the student center steps at 12:00noon and walk to the other side of the bridge, or come and join us at the beginning of the parade on Boylston street, in front of the Prudential center at 12:30. Once you are there, you can ask any of the parade organizers for the exact location of the colleges (they are 4th in the parade sequence).

Traditionally, we are dressed in black or blue pants and white shirts. A blue coat is recommended since it might be cold.

To summarize:
What: Greek Independence Day Parade
Where: Boylston Street, in front of the Prudential.
When: This Sunday, March 28th, at 1:00pm (please be there at 12:30, or join the group leaving from the Student center steps at 12:00)
You can get more information at http://www.fhasne.com/parade/parade.htm, The link above includes more information about other events associated with the Independence day celebration.

We look forward to seeing you there,

Petros Boufounos


Elections 2004 (Fri, February 27th)

Dear Friends,

The Hellenic Students' Association will hold the elections for the new
Executive Committee on Friday, Feb. 27, 18:00 @ Room 4-237.

Pizza and refreshments will be served

On behalf of the HSA Executive Committee,
Theodoros Konstantakopoulos, President


Cutting of the Vassilopita (Fri, February 6th)

Dear friends,

Now that IAP is over and everybody is back, syllogos is organizing the
traditional cutting of the "Vassilopita".

The event will take place on the 6th of February in Room 2-237, at 6 pm.

At 7pm we would like to invite you to the movie screnning of
"Auth h nyxta menei" by Nikos Panayiotopoulos and beautiful music
by Stamatis Kraounakis

Hope to see you all there!!!

Cutting of the Vassilopita
Friday, February 6th, 2004
6 pm -- Room 4.237
On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive board,
Anna Pisania


28th of October Celebration

Dear friends,

On the occassion of the 28th of October, the HSA Executive Board would like to invite you to a movie screening this Tuesday, Oct. 28th in room 4.370.

We will be showing "To Klama Vgike apo ton Paradeiso" a comedy from the creators of "Safe Sex" Michali Reppa and Thanasi Papathanassiou.

Starring Anna Panayotopoulou, Mirka Papakonstantinou, Tassos Halkias, Michalis Reppas.

The movie preview will start at 8pm.
Traditional Greek food will be served before the movie at 7.30pm.

We all hope to see you there.

MIT HSA Executive Committee

Welcoming BBQ
Registration Day - This Tuesday !!!!


Dear Friends!!!

You are all invited to the Welcome BBQ that we will hold in order to welcome and meet the new students !!!!

The BBQ will take place this coming Tuesday, the Registration Day, September the 2nd.

We will be waiting for you at the BBQ pits of Tang Hall at 6pm.

Traditional Greek food will be served (souvlakia, tjatjiki etc)!!! so be there!!!

Please spread the word to as many new students as you know that might not be on the list already!

A map of Tang Hall is shown below:
Tang Hall

Hope to see you all there!!!
The MIT HSA Executive Committee


Award Winning Documentary Screening Friday 30th May, 2003

Dear Friends,

The MIT Hellenic Students' Association, the Harvard Hellenic Society and
the Greek Heritage Society of Southern California (GHS) would like to
invite you to an award winning documentary.

The Maliotis Cultural Center is hosting the New England premiere of the
award winning documentary "The Greeks of Southern California - Through the
Century: The Pioneers, 1900-1942".

This honored documentary, produced by GHS, highlights the achievements and
traditions of Southern California's early Greek settlers. The one-hour film
is hosted and narrated by Olympia Dukakis along with John Kapelos and
received the 2002 Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence. The universal
appeal of this film touches Greek Americans and immigrants of every
nationality.

Recent screenings of the documentary have been shown in Seattle,
Washington, UCSB- Santa Barbara, USC- Los Angeles, and Drexel University-
Philadelphia.

The documentary will be shown on Friday, May 30, 2003, at The Maliotis
Cultural Center in Brookline, Mass.

Anna Giannotis, producer, writer, and director of the film (originally from
Newport. R.I.) will speak at 7:30 p.m. with the screening at 8:00 p.m.
A reception will follow. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The
Maliotis Cultural Center.

The ticket for this event is $15 or $10 with school ID.

The MIT Hellenic Students' Association executive board.

Greek-Orthodox Easter Celebration 27 April 2003
We will cellebrate our Easter Sunday on April 27th at the Wellesley College. Traditional Greek food will be prepared.
Join us with your friends and family in our most succesful over the years event and feel like celebrating home.

Here is the detailed announcement:


Dear friends,

The Greek Orthodox Easter is on the 27th of April!
As always the Hellenic Students'Association of MIT is organizing a traditional celebration!!!!

This year's celebration will take place at the Wellesley College Harambee House!!!
We will be waiting for you there at around 1pm, on the 27th of April,
to celebrate the Greek Orthodox Easter with a lot of traditional roasted lamb,
Cypriot Souvla, desserts and lots of enthusiasm!!!
Dues for the food will be $12 per person.

This is one of the most enjoyable events of the association and
we will be very glad to see you join us!!!
For the ones that have not yet celebrated Easter with us, you can check at
the following link for photos from last year's celebration!
http://hellenic.mit.edu/images/Easter02/


For more information on the the Wellesley College Harambee and directions
how to get there, you can check the following links:
http://www.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/Buildings/harambee.html
http://www.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/places.html
http://www.wellesley.edu/CampusMaps/five.html


Driving Directions to the Wellesley campus: - From The East (by Car) Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 16 (West Newton).
- Follow Route 16 West for 4.7 miles to a stoplight (5-way intersection) in the town of Wellesley; go straight on Route 135 (West).
- At the third traffic light take a left into the main entrance of the College.
- Follow College Road, until you see an eccentric building on your left (Science Center) and across from it, on your right, is a parking lot.
- Take a right into the parking lot, go straight, passing the chapel on your left.
- The library will be on your right and next to the library form the side of the lake is Harambee.

Instead of driving, you might consider taking the Senate Bus from MIT.
For the schedule look at http://www.wellesley.edu/Housing/senate.html
Tickets for the Senate Bus are sold at:
- Cafe Hoop and the Housing and Transportation Department at Wellesley College
- Out of Town News in Harvard Square
- LaVerde's Market in the MIT student center
- The Marlboro Market located on Mass Ave.
Tickets are required in each direction on the Senate Bus.
Each ticket purchased at the Info Box costs $1.75.
Tickets purchased off the Wellesley College campus are sold at a higher cost.

We look forward to seeing all of you.

On behalf of the MIT Hellenic Students' Association executive board,

Anna Pisania


Parade to Celebrate the Greek Independence Day
Sunday, April 13, starting at 1pm over Boylston St.

MIT Students will meet at the Student Center at 12.15pm and head towards The Prudential Center.
For those who cannot make it at 12.15pm, we will meet you in front of the Prudential around 12.50pm.



15th Annual Hellenic Intercollegiate Dance

Organized by the Hellenic Societies of Bentley College, Boston College, Boston University,
Harvard University, MIT, Suffolk University,
Tufts University, Umass Boston,
on Friday Aptil 14th 2002 at the Park Plaza Hotel.


General Assembly and Elections (Fri, February 28th)

Dear Friends,

The Hellenic Students' Association will have a General Assembly
to discuss our Constitution and hold the elections for the new
Executive Committee on Friday, Feb. 26, 18:00 @ Room 4-237.

The Hellenic Students' Association Executive Committee.


Cutting of the Vassilopita (Fri, February 7th)

Dear friends,

Now that IAP is over and everybody is back, syllogos is organizing the
traditional cutting of the "Vassilopita".

The event will take place on the 7th of February in Room 4-145, at 6 pm.
(for a map to locate Building 4, please look at
http://whereis.mit.edu/bin/map?locate=bldg_4)
A present will be given to the lucky one that will find the
traditional "flouri"!!!

Hope to see you all there!!!

Cutting of the Vassilopita
Friday, February 7th, 2003
6 pm -- Room 4-145
On behalf of the Hellenic Students' Association executive board,
Anna Pisania


28th of October Celebration! (on Fri, Oct 25th)

Dear Friends,

On the occasion of the 28th of October, the HSA executive board would like to invite you to a movie screening this Friday, Oct. 25 in room 4.370.

We will be showing "Efapax" a comedy with Petros Filippidis, Evelina Papoulia and Basilis Halakatevakis with beautiful new music by Laurentis Mahairitsas performed by Yiannis Kotsiras.

The movie preview will start at 7.30pm.

Traditional Greek food will be served before the movie at 6.30pm.

A map to Building 4 is given in the link below:
http://whereis.mit.edu/bin/map?locate=bldg_4
We all hope to see you there.

On behalf of the MIT HSA Exec. Board
Theodoros Konstantakopoulos
This event is kindly sponsored by GSC



Welcoming Barbeque (Tue, September 3rd)

Dear friends!!!

The new students have started showing up so it is about time we welcome them.
Come all at the Welcoming barbeque to meet the new Greeks that have arrived!!!

Where: coming barbeque to meet the new Greeks that have arrived!!!

Where: Barbeque Pits next to the Kresge Auditorium

When: Tuesday the 3rd of September, Registration Day, TODAY!!!!


Time: 6 pm - ...
Food: of course barbeque!!!

Hope to see you all there!!!

MIT Hellenic Students' Association Executive Board



Easter Celebration (Sun, May 5th)

Dear Friends,

As is the tradition, this year's Easter celebration will take place this
coming Sunday, the 5th of May, at the Slater International House, in the
Wellesley College Campus. Be there at around 12:30pm, to enjoy the
traditional roasted lamb, Cypriot souvla and other specialties. Dues for
the food will be $10 per person. This is one of the most enjoyable events
of the association and we will be very glad to see you join us.

Driving Directions to the Wellesley campus:
- From The East (by Car) Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 16 (West Newton).
- Follow Route 16 West for 4.7 miles to a stoplight (5-way intersection) in the town of Wellesley;
go straight on Route 135 (West).
- At the third traffic light take a left into the main entrance of the College.
- Follow College Road, until you see an eccentric building on your left
(Science Center) and across from it, on your right, is a parking lot.
- Take a right into the parking lot, go straight, passing the chapel on your left.
- The library will be on your right and Schneider on the left.

Instead of driving, you might consider taking the Senate Bus from MIT
For the schedule look at http://www.wellesley.edu/Housing/senate.html

Tickets for the Senate Bus are sold at:
- The Info Box in the Wellesley College Schneider Center
- Out of Town News in Harvard Square
- The MIT CoffeeHouse in the MIT student center
- The Marlboro Market located on Mass Ave.

Tickets are required in each direction on the Senate Bus.
Each ticket purchased at the Info Box costs $1.75.
Tickets purchased off the Wellesley College campus are sold at a higher cost.

We look forward to seeing all of you.

The MIT Hellenic Students' Association executive board,

This event is kindly sponsored by GSC




International Fair (Fri, April 26th)
Dear Friends,

Join us this Friday (April 26th) for the MIT International Fair
in front of thethe Student Center.

http://web.mit.edu/isa/Ifair/

You'll be able to find international food, and
watch performances from around the world.

The Hellenic Students' Association will have a booth
selling traditional Greek deserts.

We'll be performing Greek dances from 3:45pm - 4:00pm.
I hope you'll be there to support the dances!

The Hellenic Students' Association


2nd Annual Harvard-MIT Hellenic Interfaculty Academic Symposium

Dear friends,

On behalf of the Harvard Hellenic Society and the MIT Hellenic Students' Association, we would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Harvard-MIT Hellenic Interfaculty Academic Symposium.

This year the Symposium's main theme is "The Olympic games and their Impact on the hosting Countries" and is kindly supported by the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee.

The Symposium is formed in two panels: the first one will be comprised of Directors of the Athens 2004 Organizing Committee, who will talk about the importance of organizing the Games in Greece, the up to day progress and projects concerning the Olympic Games and Greeks abroad.

The second panel will be comprised of professors of Harvard, MIT and Tufts Universities delivering a brief presentation on several aspects of the impact that the Games will have on Greece. Our aim is to provide a fertile ground for constructive academic dialogue on this historical event that is going to take place in our country.

The 2nd Annual Harvard-MIT Hellenic Interfaculty Academic Symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at 6pm in Taubman Auditorium at the Kennedy School of Government, at 79 JFK St. The event is supported by the Kokkalis Program for Southern European Studies at the JFK School of Government.

We look forward to your participation and welcome your RSVP and any questions at proedreio at mit edu

MIT Hellenic Students' Association
Hellenic Harvard Society

Annual Hellenic Intercollegiate Dance

Dear Friends,

The Hellenic Societies of:

Bentley College, Boston College, Boston University,
Harvard University, MIT, Suffolk University, and Tufts University


invite you to the:

14th Annual Hellenic Intercollegiate Dance


on Friday April 12th 2002 at the Park Plaza Hotel
9.30 p.m. - 2.00 a.m.


The ticket price is $20 for purchase in advance
and $25 at the door.

You can ask for tickets by sending email to proedreio at mit edu
For directions to the Park Plaza hotel go to http://www.bostonparkplaza.com/location.html.


Greek Independence Day Parade

Dear Friends,

This year's Greek Independence Day Parade will be on April 7th. at 2.00pm

The Hellenic Students' Association will participate, as usually,
in the parade marching with the other universities and colleges
of New England.

All the members that would like to join, please meet us at the :
i) MIT Student Center on April 7th at 12.30 pm. or
ii) the corner of Boylston and Mass. ave. at 1.30 pm.

Please note that this year's parade route has been changed
The new route can be found at:

http://fhasne.com/parade/parade.html


Elections 2002

Dear friends,

The Hellenic Students Association will hold the
elections for the new executive committee on
Wednesday, March 6, 18:00 @ Room 4-153.

MIT HSA Executive Board


Cutting of the Vasilopita

Dear friends,

As every year, syllogos is organizing the traditional cutting of the 'Vassilopita'. The event will take place on the 8th of February in Room 2-105, at 6 pm
(for a map to locate Building 2, please look at http://whereis.mit.edu/bin/map?locate=bldg_2)

We hope we will see you all there!

Cutting of the Vassilopita
Friday, February 8th, 2002
6 pm -- Room 2-105

On behalf of the executive committee
Theodoros Konstantakopoulos,Secretary

28th Of October Celebration

Dear friends,

The MIT Hellenic Students' Association and the Harvard Hellenic Society would like to invite you to a celebration of the 28th of October.

The joint event will take place at MIT, Room # 4-231, at 6.00 pm.There will be a light dinner and a Greek movie preview. Here is a map to building 4.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

On behalf of the MIT HSA Executive Board
Theodoros Konstantakopoulos, Secretary


Dear Friends,

The MIT HSA executive committee would like to organize a nice getaway for all of you that are interested next term.

We are planning to rent Talbot House for a couple of days. Talbot House is a popular retreat in Vermont for the MIT community near Woodstock close to ski resorts.

We would like to know how many people would be interested in coming along.Everyone who is interested can invite friends who are not MIT and would like to come with us.

The rates are: $22.5/night (for MIT) and $30/night (for non-MIT). The minimum number of nights is 2.

Transportation and some food will be subsidized by the HSA.

Everyone who is interested please reply to tkonsta@mit.edu. Please make sure that you do so BEFORE October 30th, specifying convenient dates. The possible dates are:

1) Weekend in January
2) Weekdays in January
3) Weekend in February.

There is a lottery (Nov 1st for January, Nov 15th for February); you can withdraw 1 week after lottery results and 3 weeks the latest before the event.

You may be able to add yourself later only if there is space.However there is an upper limit. MIT students have priority until Oct 30th and first-come, first-served policy applies later on.

We are looking forward to organizing this event.

On behalf of the HSA executive board,
Theodoros Konstantakopoulos, Secretary


Prof. MICHALOPOULOS LECTURE, Thurs., Oct. 18 2001, 6:00pm

Dear friends,

We would like to invite you to the following event next week. Prof. Aristotle Michopoulos and Dean of the Hellenic College in Boston will give a lecture on the topic:

Highlights in the Greek-American history


on Thursday, the 18th of October at 6pm in 35-225

A reception will follow right after the lecture.

The location of Building 35 is on the corner of Vassar St. and Massachusetts Ave. For a map you can look here.

You can enter the building by a door which is located on the side of the building facing Mass. Ave. Once you enter the door, go up the stairs to the 2nd floor and room 35-225 will be on the left hand side.

On behalf of the Executive Committee

Ioannis Kitsopanidis


WELCOMING STUDENTS BARBECUE!!! Wed, Sept. 5, 5:00pm

Dear friends,

Like every year the Hellenic Students' Association will be holding a BBQ for the incoming Hellenic Students.

The BBQ will take place at the BBQ pits behind the Kresge Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept 5 at 5:00pm.
For a map you can look at http://whereis.mit.edu/bin/map?locate=kresge&locate=kresge_lot.
It will be a great chance for the old members to meet the new ones and for the new ones to get a taste of our activities.

Feel free to invite any friends or family.

On behalf of the HSA executive committee,
Theodoros Konstantakopoulos, Secretary



Dear friends,

As always, syllogos will be organising a graduation BBQ immediately after commencement:

Graduation BBQ

Friday June 8
2pm to 6pm

in the courtyard of
Tang Residence Hall
550 Memorial Drive

For directions to Tang, please look at http://whereis.mit.edu/bin/map?locate=tang_hall

Family members and other guests of graduating members are especially welcome.

On behalf of the executive committee,
Petros Boufounos


Dear Friends,

The Hellenic Associations of:

MIT
Harvard
Boston University
Tufts
Boston College
Northeastern
Suffolk
Bentley
Brandeis
Tufts
Umass Boston
Umass Lowell

Proudly present their 1sr Annual Spring Intercollegiate Dance @ ROXY FRIDAY APRIL 27 , 2001

Doors open @ 9:00 till 2:00

With dj's Yorgo ( Boston ) & Mario Pappas ( Chicago ) & Raffi ( Boston Sound Factory )

The ticket price is $10 if you buy it in advance and $15 at the door.

For tickets please contact:
Ioannis Kitsopanidis:yianni@mit.edu
Theodoros Konstantakopoulos:tkonsta@mit.edu
You can also purchase your tickets at the Greek Table on Friday April 27, from 10.00am to 5.30pm on this year's I-Fair.

For any other info and table reservations please contact 617-740-9111

On behalf of the executive committee,
Theodoros Konstantakopoulos, Secretary


Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Harvard Hellenic Society and the MIT Hellenic Students' Association, we would like to invite you to the 1st Annual Harvard-MIT Hellenic Interfaculty Academic Symposium. The Symposium seeks to bring together students and faculty members from both universities of Greek and Greek-American origin, or whose academic endeavors are of Hellenic interest. The symposium's main goal is to address and evaluate the Hellenic presence within the Harvard-MIT community and favor the establishment and development of interfaculty initiatives of scholarly significance.

This year's Symposium is intended as an introductory yet formal meeting aiming to institute and refine the goals of our future symposia. We hope to connect the innumerable human resources of our two academic communities with their student populations, and record for the interest of present and future students, all the interest and research areas of our faculty members.

The 1st Annual Harvard-MIT Hellenic Interfaculty Academia Symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 18, 2001, at 8pm in the Harvard Faculty Club (click here for directions). The event is supported by the Harvard Office of the Provost, the Kokkalis Program for Southern European Studies at the JFK School of Government and the Greek Consulate of Boston's Press Office. Your presence will be vital to strengthening our community. Please join your fellow students of Harvard and MIT, and faculty members of both institutions in our common effort to reinforce the presence of Greek Academia in our community and build bridges to future initiatives.

No RSVP is required for students but those who confirm their interest in advance can have their symposium materials personalized.

We look forward for your participation and welcome all and any questions and concerns at the contact information given below.

Best Regards,

The Board of the Hellenic Student Association.

proedreio at mit edu

Directions to the Faculty Club


Dear Friends,

As is the tradition, this year's Easter celebration will take place this coming Sunday, the 15th April, at the Slater International House, in the Wellesley College Campus. Be there at around 12:30pm, to enjoy the traditional roasted lamb, Cypriot souvla and other specialties. Dues for the food will be $10 per person. This is one of the most enjoyable events of the association and we will be very glad to see you join us.

Driving Directions to the Wellesley campus:
- From The East (by Car) Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 16 (West Newton).
- Follow Route 16 West for 4.7 miles to a stoplight (5-way intersection) in the town of Wellesley; go straight on Route 135 (West).
- At the third traffic light take a left into the main entrance of the College.
- Follow College Road, until you see an eccentric building on your left (Science Center) and across from it, on your right, is a parking lot.
- Take a right into the parking lot, go straight, passing the chapel on your left.
- The library will be on your right and Schneider on the left.
Instead of driving, you might consider taking the Senate Bus from MIT. For the schedule look at http://www.wellesley.edu/Housing/senate.html

Tickets for the Senate Bus are sold at:
- The Info Box in the Wellesley College Schneider Center
- Out of Town News in Harvard Square
- The MIT CoffeeHouse in the MIT student center
- The Marlboro Market located on Mass Ave.

Tickets are required in each direction on the Senate Bus.
Each ticket purchased at the Info Box costs $1.75.
Tickets purchased off the Wellesley College campus are sold at a higher cost.


We look forward to seeing all of you.

On behalf of HSA's Executive Committee,

Theodoros Konstantakopoulos, Secretary


Dear Friends:

This is the program of the Holy week and Holy Easter services 2001.

All the services will be held in "Agiou Konstantinou kai Elenis" Church 14 Magazine street, Cambridge

APRIL 9: HOLY MONDAY
7 pm: The Service of the Nymphios

APRIL 10: HOLY TUESDAY
7 pm: The Service of the Nymphios

APRIL 11: HOLY WEDNESDAY
9-10:30 am: Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
3 pm: Mystery of Holy Unction for children (Holy Oil from Jerusalem will be used at this Service)
7 pm: Mystery of Holy Unction for adults

APRIL 12: HOLY THURSDAY
6:30- 9 am: Holy Communion for the working faithful
9-11 am: Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great
6:30-10:30 pm:Reading the Twelve Gospels. Procession of the Crucifiction

APRIL 13: HOLY FRIDAY
9-10:30 am: Hours of Holy Passion
3 pm: Entombment of our Lord Jesus Christ
3 pm: Worship of the Tomb of Christ by the Faithful
7 pm: Lamentation Service (Epitaphios Threnos). Annual procession outdoors at 9:30 pm to Central Aquare

APRIL 14: HOLY SATURDAY
6:30-9 am: Holy Communion for the working faithful
9-11 am: Vesper Service and Divine Liturgy of St. Basil
11 pm: Matins of Resurrection
12 midnight: Resurrection Service. Divine Liturgy will be concluded by 1:30 am. (Red eggs will be distributed. St. Chrysostom's Homily will be read. Please make every effort to stay until the end of the Services).

APRIL 15: HOLY EASTER
11-12 noon: Vesper Service or Agape Service. This service is dedicated to the children, Red eggs and chocolates will be distributed. Gospel will be read in different languages.



Dear members and friends of syllogos:

I know that everyone is anticipating this year's Easter Celebration.

Syllogos will be organizing the Easter lunch at Wellesley on Sunday April 15th.

The executive committee would like to thank everyone that responded to the previous email. An email, explaining how you could help us making the event special to all, will follow later this week.

We would, however, need more people to help us with the cooking and cleaning. So, if you have some free time this Saturday 14th or Sunday 15th (or both) please come and help us with the preparations.

On behalf of the executive committee,

Theodoros Konstantakopoulos, Secretary
If you wish to help or need more information, contact me at: tkonsta@mit.edu

Your help will be greatly appreciated.


Dear friends,

We would like to invite you to the following event next week, which we are organizing in cooperation with the Onassis Foundation. Prof. Diamantouros has been the Greek Ombudsman (Synigoros tou Politi) since 1998.

We hope to see you there!

The Executive Committee

The Greek Ombudsman and Professor of Political Science at the University of Athens,

Prof. Nikiforos Diamantouros


will give a lecture on the topic

"Democracy, Governance, and Public Administration Reform in Greece: the case of the Ombudsman"


on Monday April 9, room 6-120, at 5pm

A small reception will follow.


Greek Independence Day 2001

Dear members,

We are forwarding the schedule of events for the week of the Greek Independence Day 2001.
You are welcome to participate in the festivities.

For further information you can point your browser to http://www.hellenicamericanfedofne.com

Do not forget that Syllogos will participate in the parade, marching with the other universities and colleges of New England. We will announce further details on that in a follow up e-mail.

On behalf of the executive committee,

Theodoros Konstantakopoulos,

Secretary.

Schedule of Events

Friday, March 16, 2001

7:30 p.m. Federation Youth Dance - Carver Ballroom, Radisson Hotel, Boston.  Miss Greek Independence Pageant.

Thursday, March 22, 2001

6:00 p.m.-9:00p.m. Reception at Boston City Hall- Hosted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino

Friday, March 23, 20001

12:00 noon Celebration at the State House

2:00 p.m. Reception at the Greek Consulate (Beacon Street)

7:30 p.m. Federation's Annual Dance at the Carver Ballroom, Radisson Hotel, Boston  Performances by: Eptanesian Dancers - VEVA Dancing Group - Pontian Dancers - Episkopi Dancers - Sons and Daughters of Alexander the Great.  Music by: Harry Athanasiou "Orchestra Asteria"  Donation $15.00

Saturday, March 24, 2001

7:30 p.m. Annual Dinner Gala Carver Ballroom, Radisson Hotel, Boston  Music by: Harry Athanasiou "Orchestra Asteria"  Donation: $50.00

Sunday, March 25, 2001

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy and Doxology Presided by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation.

2:00 p.m. 7th Annual Greek Independence Day Parade Boston (Tremont Street - City Hall Plaza)

6:30 p.m.  Concert - Dance "Kyklos Mousikis" - Pan-Macedonian Youth  Taxiarchas Church, Watertown.


Elections
Dear friends,

The Hellenic Students Association will hold the elections for the new executive commitee together with the annual 'Vasilopita', on

Wed, Feb 28, 18:00 @ Rm. 1-350

A price of $50 will accompany the 'flouri'! Be sure to attend!

Konstantinos Kalligeros


Elections

Dear friends,

The elections for this year's Hellenic Students Association
executive committee will be held on Wednesday 27 September
at 6pm in room 1-350.
The elections will be held early this year since the president
of the current committee (Dimitrios Konstantakos) has
graduated, and is no longer at MIT.
To be an active member, and be able to vote, you need to
submit the small due of $2. This can be done on the day of
the elections. The elections are a very important
event. Please come and show your support for the HSA.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

On behalf of HSA's Executive Committee,
Alexandros Kyriakides.


Graduation BBQ

Dear members,

you are cordially invited to a graduation BBQ on Friday, June 2nd,
from 2 to 5pm in the courtyard of Edgerton House, 143 Albany Str.,
Cambridge. Family members and other guests of graduating members are
especially welcome.

On behalf of the executive committee,
Dimitrios Konstantakos


Easter Celebration

Dear Friends,

As is the tradition, this year's Easter celebration will take place this coming Sunday, the 30th April,
at the Slater International House, in the Wellesley College Campus. Be there at around 12:30pm,
to enjoy the traditional roasted lamb, Cypriot souvla and other specialties.
Dues for the food will be $15 per person. This is one of the most enjoyable events of the association
and we will be very glad to see you join us.
Driving Directions to the Wellesley campus:
- From The East (by Car) Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 16 (West Newton).
- Follow Route 16 West for 4.7 miles to a stoplight (5-way intersection) in the town of Wellesley; go straight on Route 135 (West).
- At the third traffic light take a left into the main entrance of the College.
- Follow College Road, until you see an eccentric building on your left (Science Center) and across from it, on your right,
is a parking lot.
- Take a right into the parking lot, go straight, passing the chapel on your left.
- The library will be on your right and Schneider on the left.

Instead of driving, you might consider taking the Senate Bus from MIT at a price of $2.50 each way.
For the schedule look at http://web.mit.edu/uaa/www/wellesley/senatebus.html
Tickets for the bus may be purchased from the following locations:
- Out of Town News, Harvard Square
- The 24 Hour Coffeehouse, MIT Student Center
- Quality Mart, 21 Mass Ave

We look forward to seeing all of you.

On behalf of HSA's Executive Committee,
Alexandros Kyriakides.


International Fair

Dear Friends,

The International Fair will take place this FRIDAY, 28th APRIL. Our association will be participating with booths for Greece and Cyprus and also with traditional Greek dancing.

The event is scheduled to start at around 11am and continue until 6pm. The Greek dancing is scheduled to take place at around 1pm.

You are all invited to come and visit our booths at the Kresge Oval where we will be selling Greek sweets (galaktoboureka, kantaifia and baklabades).

If it rains the event will be held in Du Pont Gym.

We would also like to ask any of you who can, to come and help us at the booths. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

On behalf of the executive committee,
Alexandros Kyriakides.


Greek Indeendence Day Parade

Dear friends,

Every year the Greek Independence Day of the 25th of March is celebrated in Boston with the traditional parade. This year's parade will take place on Sunday, 2nd April at 14:30.

MIT will participate in the parade, and will be marching together with Harvard at 2nd place.

We would like to invite all of you to participate in the parade by joining us in front of the Prudential Center, in Boylston Street at 13:30

A group led by Sofoklis Karapidakis will be meeting at Toscanini's and leaving MIT at 12:30. The group will meet the Harvard Students at the Statue in front of the Prudential Mall along Boylston St. at 13:30. The parade starts at 14:30. Our sincere thanks to Sofoklis for helping out.

Traditionally, we dress semi-formally, in blue and white colors.

We hope we will see all of you there.

_______________________________________

Parade for the 25th March Independence Day

Sunday 2nd April
Meet at Toscanini 12:30
Meet at Boylston 13:30
Parade Starts at 14:30
_______________________________________

On behalf of the executive committee,

Alexandros Kyriakides.

Election Results

Dearest members,

here are the results of today's gruesome electoral battle:

President:Dimitris Konstantakos52%
Vice-president:Yiannis Anagnostakis47%
Treasurer:Mihalis Aftias52%
Secretary:Alexandros Kyriakides47%
Members:Konstantinos Tsakonas52%
Maria Klapa29%
Petros Komodromos70%

Our best wishes go to these students of extraordinary voluntariness and character, who at the expense of their personal time, will spearhead the Hellenic spirit in MIT and other minor schools in the Cambridge area.

Congratulations, and godspeed for this wondrous journey you are about to depart.

On behalf of the departing committee,

Paris Smaragdis


Elections

Dear members:

You are invited to participate in the elections for the new executive committee of the Hellenic Students' Association at 5:30 PM this Thursday, March 16th, in Room 1-350. Food and refreshments will be available.

Please remember that in order to be considered an active member you have to pay the $2 membership dues to one of the members of the execom. Also, be advised that if you pay the dues you have to be present in the elections. A quorum of 50%+1 of the active members is needed for the elections to take place.

On behalf of the executive committee,

Petros Boufounos

Syllogos Elections
5:30 PM, Thursday, March 16th
Room 1-350
Food and Refreshments

Open Forum

Dear members and friends of the syllogos,

we would like to invite you to an open forum sponsored by the SAE Youth of Boston, Federation of Hellenic Societies of New England, and the Hellenic Students' Association of MIT, titled "Means of Preserving and Strengthening Hellenism". Ms. Nancy Bisca, a reporter from ANT1 TV, will be leading the open forum discussion. The forum will be covered by "Antenna Satellite TV".

Nancy Biska Hosts Open Forum in Boston
"Means of Strengthening Hellenism"
Sponsored by:
SAE Youth of Boston
Federation of Hellenic Societies of New England
Hellenic Students' Association of MIT

6:00 P.M. ,
WED - MARCH 15th
ROOM 6-120

On behalf of the executive committee,

Dimitrios Konstantakos

NANCY BISKA HOSTS OPEN FORUM IN BOSTON

The SAE Youth of Boston is honored to announce that Ms. Nancy Biska has accepted their invitation to host the upcoming Open Forum in Boston. The event, which is supported by the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of New England, and the Hellenic Students' Association of MIT, will take place on Wednesday March 15th 2000 at 6:00 pm at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) room number 120, located in Building 6 (Room 6-120). The theme of the forum will be:

Means of Preserving and Strengthening Hellenism .

This event is an opportunity for Hellenes of all ages to openly discuss issues and ideas concerning Hellenes abroad. The direct participation of the youth, along with the presence of distinguished guests will aid in the strengthening of the communication bridges between the two age groups. The forum will be covered by Antenna Satellite TV and will be broadcasted on a future show by Ms. Biska


Vassilopita

Dear friends,

As every year, syllogos is organizing the traditional cutting of the `Vassilopita'. The event will take place on the 11th of February (this coming Friday) at the 4th floor of the Student Center, room 407, at 5:30pm.

We hope we will see you all there!

Cutting of the Vassilopita
Friday, February 11th, 2000
5:30 pm -- Rm W20-407

On behalf of the executive committee

Petros Boufounos


Dear members of the syllogos,

We would like to invite you to come with us at the Dionysos restaurant for thanksgiving.The syllogos will subsidize the entrance fee of $10/person with 5$/person for up to 40 members. In addition, the minimum consumption of $15/person has been waived for the tables reserved by the syllogos. If you are interested please send us an e-mail with you name so that you can be included in the Syllogos invitation list and get the subsidized benefits. We hope to see you there,

On behalf of the executive committee,

Dimitrios Konstantakos

Thursday , 9:30 pm , Nov-25
Thanksgiving Dinner & Music Meeting
Dionysos Restaurant
Subsidized entrance $5 for syllogos members
No minimum consumption fee
Quality live Greek music

Dear friends,

The Hellenic Associations of Bentley, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Suffolk, U. Mass. Boston, U. Mass. Lowell, and Wellesley,

cordially invite you to the

12th Annual Hellenic Intercollegiate Dance

on Friday Nov 19, 1999,

9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

at the Copley Fairmont Plaza Hotel

featuring the Dionysos Orchestra and D.J Thanos.

This is a formal dress dance, there will be hors d'oeuvres and a liquor cash bar (proper ID required).

You can purchase your tickets in advance from any member of the executive committee for $20, or be lazy and get them at the dance for $25.

Directions to the hotel can be found at:
http://www.fairmont.com/Hotels/Boston/General_Info/GenInfo_map.htm

For further information and to purchase tickets, please contact proedreio at mit edu


Dear friends,

Syllogos is organizing a gathering this Friday Nov 12th in room 1-350 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be free pizza, drinks, & music.

6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm
Friday Nov 12th
Room 1-350
Free pizza, drinks, & music

We will also be selling tickets for the dance for the lazy members who still haven't bought their tickets.

The executive committe.


Dear friends,

HSA will be holding a BBQ for the incoming Hellenic Students. The BBQ will take place at the Johnson BBQ pits on Thursday, Sept 9 at 5:00pm. It will be a great chance for the old members of the association to meet the new ones and for the new ones to get a taste of our activities. Feel free to spread the word to any Hellenic students you might encounter, and invite them to the BBQ.

On behalf of the HSA execom,

Petros Boufounos.


Dear members,

we would like to invite you to a lecture cosponsored by the MIT Hellenic Student's Association titled:
"A Turning Point in Foreign Policy: The Hand of the Great Powers in the Smyrna Catastrophe"

On Thursday evening, April 22, at 6:30pm Marjorie Housepian Dobkin, author of SMYRNA 1922;The Destruction of a City, will speak at MIT in room 3-270, which is located in the main building at 77 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The title of her talk will be "A Turning Point in Foreign Policy: The Hand of the Great Powers in the Smyrna Catastrophe". This event is open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Greek Institute, The Greek-America Magazine and co-sponsored by the MIT Hellenic Student's Association, The Helicon Society and The Greek Descendants of Asia Minor Society. Ms. Dobkin's book which was recently reprinted, will be available at that time.

Marjorie Housepian Dobkin

"A Turning Point in Foreign Policy: The Hand of the Great Powers in the Smyrna Catastrophe"

6:30 pm
April 22, 1999

Room 3-270



Sponsored by : Greek Institute, The Greek-America Magazine

Co-sponsored by: MIT Hellenic Student's Association, The Helicon Society, The Greek Descendants of Asia Minor Society

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

On behalf of the executive committee of HSA

Dimitrios konstantakos


Dear Friends,

As is the tradition, this year's Easter celebration will take place this coming Sunday, the 11th, at the Slater International House, in the Wellesley College Campus. Be there at around 12:30pm, to enjoy the traditional roasted lamb, and other specialties. Dues for the food will be $13. This is one of the most enjoyable events of the association and we will be very glad to see you join us.

Driving Directions to the Wellesley campus:
- From The East (by Car) Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 16 (West Newton).
- Follow Route 16 West for 4.7 miles to a stoplight (5-way intersection) in the town of Wellesley; go straight on Route 135 (West).
- At the third traffic light take a left into the main entrance of the College.
- Follow College Road, until you see an eccentric building on your left (Science Center) and across from it, on your right, is a parking lot.
- Take a right into the parking lot, go straight, passing the chapel on your left.
- The library will be on your right and Schneider on the left.

Instead of driving, you might consider taking the Senate Bus from MIT at a price of $2.50 each way.
For the schedule look at http://web.mit.edu/uaa/www/wellesley/senatebus.html
Tickets for the bus may be purchased from the following locations:
- Out of Town News, Harvard Square
- The 24 Hour Coffeehouse, MIT Student Center
- Quality Mart, 21 Mass Ave

We look forward to seeing all of you.

On behalf of HSA's Executive Committee

Petros Boufounos


Dear friends,

As most of you probably know, every year the Greek Independence day of the 25th of March is celebrated in Boston with the traditional parade. This year's parade will take place on Sunday, March 28.

MIT will participate in the parade, together with the other Boston Colleges. This year the colleges have the fortune to lead the parade. MIT will be 6th among the colleges.

We would like to invite all of you to participate by joining us

in front of the Prudential center, in Boylston Street

at 1:30 pm.

A group of us will leave from Toscanini's at at around 1:00-1:15pm, to go to the parade. If you would like to meet us at Toscanini's, please send an e-mail to proedreio at mit edu, so that we wait for you. otherwise, you may come directly to the parade.

Traditionally, we dress semi-formally, in blue and white colors, and this will be the dress code for this year as well.

We hope we will see all of you there.

On behalf of the executive committee,

Petros Boufounos


Election Results Dear members,

the elections for the new executive committee took place this afternoon in 66-110. The results are as follows:

Number of ballots cast: 19
Invalid ballots: 1
Number of valid votes cast: 85
There were 9 candidates for the 7 positions of the executive committee. The candidates and the votes they received are as follows:

Paris Smaragdis: 19
Petros Boufounos: 15
Dimitris Konstantakos: 11
Filio Katsavounidou: 10
Michalis Sachinis: 10
Sotiris Beziouras: 6
Stelios Kasselakis: 5
Yiannis Kitsopanidis: 5
Alex Kyriakides: 4

Stelios Kasselakis and Yiannis Kitsopanidis resigned in favor of Alex Kyriakides. The composition of the new executive committee is:

Dimitris Konstantakos: President
Paris Smaragdis: Vice-President
Petros Boufounos: Secretary
Michalis Sachinis: Treasurer
Filio Katsavounidou: Member
Sotiris Biziouras: Member
Alex Kyriakides: Member

Congratulations to the new executive committee!

On behalf of the electoral committee,

Antonis Eleftheriou


Elections Dear members,

we will hold our the elections for this year's Hellenic Student Association executive committee next Friday (5-Mar) at 5:30-7:00 in room 66-100. I should also remind you that in order to be an active member and be able to vote, you need to submit your dues of $2.

Beverages, cheeses and crackers (the food not the candidates) will be served to compensate your dues worth.

On behalf of the almost done executive committee,

Paris Smaragdis


Vassilopita Dear members,

this Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00, we will be cutting the Vassilopita. The event will take place at the mezzanine lounge of the student center (3rd floor). We hope to see you all there!

On behalf of the executive committee,

Paris
11th Annual International Dance

The Hellenic Student Associations of:

Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis,
Harvard, Northeastern, Wellesley and MIT,

invite you to the

11th Annual International Dance

at the Boston Swissotel
20 November

9:00pm - 1:00am


This is a formal dress dance, there will be hors d'oeuvres and a liquor
cash bar (proper ID required). We will feature DJ Yiorgo from Kefi Bar.

You can purchase your tickets in advance from any member of the executive
committee for $15, or procrastinate and get them at the dance for $20.

You can obtain directions to Swissotel from:

http://www.swissotel.com/brochure/boston/area2.html

The closest T station is the Downtown Crossing.

For more information and tickets please send email to proedreio at mit edu.


Party!

Dearest members,

Syllogos will be organizing a party this Friday (Oct 30), at the TFL lounge of McGregor House around 9:30. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided under the mesmerizing music of DJ Bouf. Be there or be a convex quadrilateral with four equal sides at right angles to each other! (*)

For directions to McGregor House, consult:

http://whereis.mit.edu/bin/map?locate=macgregor

On behalf of the syllogos party organizing committee,

Maria Psaroudaki, president

(*). square


Incoming Hellenic Students Reception

Dear members,

The Hellenic Student Association of MIT is holding its annual welcoming reception for the incoming students on Friday Sept 11th, at 18:00-20:00, in room 4-149. The purpose of this reception is to get the newly admitted students to meet the hellenic student body of MIT. Further lure will be provided in the form of snacks and refreshments. We would be very happy if you could all make it to this occasion.

On behalf of the Executive Committee,

Paris Smaragdis

ps. Disoriented members may seek further guidance about the location at:

http://registrar.mit.edu/map/mitmap.cgi?4-149


Graduation BBQ

Dear members,

you are cordially invited to a graduation BBQ on Friday, June 5th, from 2 to 5pm in the courtyard of Edgerton House, 143 Albany Str., Cambridge. Family members and other guests of graduating members are especially welcome.

On behalf of the executive committee,

Antonios Eleftheriou


International Fair

Dear Friends,

this Friday (April 24th) our association will be participating in the annual International Fair at MIT. You are all invited to come and visit our booths at the Kresge Oval (if you need more incentive we will be selling galaktoboureka, kantaifia and baklabades).

In addition to the booths, our illustrious dance troupe is scheduled to perform some traditional Greek dances at 1:00. The event will take place outside the student center and you are all invited to come and enjoy our group's performance with us.

On behalf of the executive committee,

Paris Smaragdis


Easter Celebration

Dear Friends,

As is the tradition, this year we will be organizing an Easter celebration on Sunday the 19. Featured activities will include the roasting of the lambs and traditional food consuption! The event will take place at the Wellesley College campus at the house of the ZA society around 12:30. Dues for the food will be $13. This is one of the most enjoyable events of the association and we will be very glad to see you join us.

Directions to the Wellesley campus:

From The East (by Car) Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 16 (West Newton). Follow Route 16 West for 4.7 miles to a stoplight (5-way intersection) in the town of Wellesley; go straight on Route 135 (West). At the third traffic light take a left into the main entrance of the College. Follow College Road, until you see an eccentric building on your left (Science Center) and across from it, on your right, is a parking lot. Take a right into the parking lot, go straight, passing the chapel on your left. The library will be on your right and Schneider on the left.

Note: If you are taking the bus, you will be dropped off at Schneider.

Directions to the ZA house:

The house is located between the Slater and the Schneider (Student Center) buildings and nearby the Slater house which has been the site of our past Easter celebrations.

We look forward to seeing all of you.

On behalf of HSA's Executive Committee

Paris Smaragdis


Election Results

Dear Friends,

This is to let you all know about the election results for the new executive committee. The elections took place tonight at 6:00pm in 66-110. 17 members were present. The results are as follows:

Avtwvns Eleu0eriou : 16
Mpoufouvos Petros : 14
Maria Kartalou : 12
Paris Smaragdns : 11
Hlias Buzas : 9
Giwrgos Kotsalns : 6
Pavtelns Pnttas : 6
The specific posts assigned to each candidate will be announced later by the new executive committee. Congratulations to all!!

The Election Committee

Thodoris Mihopoulos
Costas Boussios



Elections: Wednesday, March 18th, 6:00 PM

Dear friends,

The elections for the executive committee of the Hellenic Students' Association of MIT will take place next Wednesday, March 18th at 6:00 PM in 66-110.

Nominations for any office will take place on the day of the elections. Please note that if you want to vote and/or get nominated you need to be an active member of the association i.e. you must pay your dues ($2/person/year) before the day of the elections. Contact any member of the executive committee if you wish to do so. Please, do NOT pay your dues if you do not plan to attend the elections, since a quorum of the active members is required for elections to take place. Finally, I would like to encourage all of you to participate. Serving in the committee can be a fun and rewarding experience.

Hope to see you all there!

On behalf of the Executive Committee

-Maria Kartalou



Discussion: Friday, March 13th, 6:15 PM

The Hellenic Students' Association of MIT
cordially invites you
to a discussion with

Dr Elias P. Gyftopoulos,

Professor Emeritus of Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering at MIT

and

Dr George N. Hatsopoulos,

Founder and CEO of ThermoElectron corporation

CAREERS AFTER COLLEGE IN ACADEMIA AND INDUSTRY

Friday, March 13th 1998, 6:15 PM
MIT, Room E51-395
Coffee and cookies will be served at 6:00PM

Please note that the discussion will be in Greek


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